Rixi Liu ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Friends Seminary
  • Women's Volleyball
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Rixi Liu's Women's Volleyball Recruiting Profile
NYC Juniors BK 17U
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  • 2019 Highlights

Personal Statement

I am a currently three-sport student-athlete in Friends Seminary (Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Basketball, and Varsity Track). I was on junior varsity in freshman year, and I started every game. It was my first year playing the sport so I took my freshman season improving on the sport. In my sophomore year, I made it to Varsity, but I did not get a lot of playing time. At that time, I started to research travel/club volleyball teams for me to join, but it was already too late. I was devastated, but a few months later my friends told me there was a free league in the Bronx that allowed anyone to join. I decided to go because I needed to improve and I wanted to get playing time in all of the games. Upon entering my junior year, I tried out for two travel teams in NYC: Impact 17u and NYC Juniors BK 17u. I got onto both teams and was on Varsity Volleyball in school. I chose to play for NYC Juniors BK 17u because the location was a better fit for me.

My 2019 volleyball season has ended a few months ago and losing 6 seniors caused a major drop in skill within our team. In trying to help our team improve, I tried to talk to my teammates about joining outside teams and practicing at home. I was a starting libero and played in every game. Even though our team suffered many losses, but I never gave up on them or myself. I pushed my team and myself to try our best and we came close to winning in a few very hard games.

My 2019-20 club volleyball season has started not too long ago and it has been going well. We had our first tournament on January 5th and even though we only won 1 of the 5 games we played, we learned a lot and plan on improving a lot. I was starting libero for this tournament and had a lot of playing time. During these past two months on this team, I learned a lot about communication, teamwork, and being active. In the next few months, I will continue to learn more about volleyball and my team.

I only started to play volleyball in high school so I did not have much experience before my freshman year. Playing volleyball made me realize how important communication, teamwork, and trust was. I feel like playing volleyball really shaped me into a different person because I am very competitive and usually independent, but volleyball taught me to depend on others and to work with others on a bigger problem. The analogy goes, the problem is the court and the 6 people on the court cover each spot (part of the problem), and the ball landing on the other side is the goal (answer). Because I also play basketball, I feel like I have many different perspectives on team sports and how leadership should work on the team. In being on any team, I think the most important factor is to listen to others no matter what position/level/seniority you have in the team. I try to push as many people as I can to follow this because some people tend to hear the words, but not listen to the words of people younger than them or have less experience.

I plan to be a finance major because I am good at math and I have always excelled in it. Aside from volleyball, I also get really good grades and I plan to study very hard throughout the 4 years of college. I have played libero for all my years of volleyball because of my love for digging and getting the ball up from a dive, pancake, or roll. Even though I might not get a lot of recognition for good passes, I still love to do it because it's what I excel in and that's what matters to me.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 1 year
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 1 year
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #11
  • Individual Awards:
    All League Award

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 1 seasons
  • 2020 NYC Juniors BK 17U
  • Season Schedule

Coach References

  • Travel / Club Coach
  • MeOak Place

Additional Sports

  • Basketball
  • 5 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • Track
  • F
  • 7 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • #17 in 2018 Mayors Cup 100 Meter Dash; #10 in 2018 Mayors Cup 4 by 100 meter



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High School Information

High School:
Friends Seminary

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. I am in honors for PreCalculus BC. In 10th grade, I was in honors for Algebra 2 and Chemistry. In 9th grade, I was in honors for Geometry and Physics.
AP Classes:
Yes. I am in AP Statistics and AP Chemistry.
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