My name is Marissa and I am a 5’ 9” beach volleyball player from Huntsville, Alabama. I am interested in both beach volleyball and indoor volleyball. As a freshman, I was a starting player on my high school varsity team in 2016. In addition, I was named to the 5A Area All-tournament team and I received the Coach’s Award. For my sophomore season, I was a starter and all-around player on the high school varsity team. In addition, I was named to the 5A Area All-Tournament Team and Most Valuable Player. I can never get enough practice. I am a determined player and always strive to improve my skills. I practice at home when I am not with my team. I love to play with older girls so that I can continue to get better. My motivation comes from watching other athletes. Whenever I see someone else do an amazing shot or get an amazing dig, I want to learn how to do it.
For beach volleyball, I have continued to improve my skills, attend camps, and participate in collegiate showcases and tournaments. I travel extensively to the Atlanta area, Gulf Shores, North Carolina, and California.
It is my dream to play college beach volleyball. Ideally, I would like to go to a large university. I am not worried about where the college is located. It is crucial that I go to a school with lots of competition and good academics. Currently, I have a 4.25 GPA and I am interested in studying in the fields of athletic training, sports medicine, kinesiology, and/or nursing.