My name is Riley Faison. I have been playing volleyball for four years now starting in the seventh grade. In eighth grade I began playing club and instantly fell in love with the competitive side of the sport. I go to a private school called Lee-Scott Academy (2A) and have been in the starting lineup all my years of playing JV and Varsity. I am currently in the tenth grade and I am the starting Libero for my team. Playing club for three years has greatly improved my skill level and I hope to keep improving in the upcoming years. I want to continue to refine my skills as an outside hitter and a DS.
I have grown up in a Christian home going to church on Sunday and youth group during the week. I am a strong believer and my faith has greatly influenced who I am today. It has taught me character, compassion, and kindness. I strive to do everything to the best of my abilities knowing that I am serving a greater purpose than myself. I am the oldest of four kids ( two brothers and a sister ) , and have always had to assume a leadership role in their lives. In my athletic career, I have been recognized for my leadership abilities and my character as a team player. I have played soccer for 8+ years. I have played both club and school soccer and earned a starting position on the Varsity in seventh grade. Being a multi-sport athlete has taught me that the most successful player is not necessarily the best player, but the one who works the hardest and strives to be coachable; I desire to be known for these traits.
Lee-Scott Academy is a college preparatory school that offers students who attend a more challenging education than those offered at the surrounding public schools. I am planning on taking any available AP and Honors classes, and I am currently enrolled in AP Euro. Between sports and extracurricular activities, I have learned to manage my time well. Since entering high school I have maintained a 4.0 G.P.A. I am an officer in the student government for my school, a Duke-Tip scholar, a member of National Honor Society, and involved in other clubs such as Anchor Club, Key Club, Spanish Club, and Philanthropy in Training. I am actively involved in a Christian group called Young Life where I spent a month of my summer serving other high-school kids. I also went on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, and each summer I go to rural Kentucky to help the people of Frakes, Kentucky. I am very interested in pursuing a career in the medical field as either a doctor or a nurse. I have always been the person who tries to help people as much as possible, and I believe that through the medical field I can do that to the best of my abilities.