Volleyball has been a fervent part of my life for many years now. I have plans to continue my volleyball career at a college or university that will not only push me on the court but off the court as well. As a leader by nature- a SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee) member and head of Athletes in Action at my last school- I take on lots of responsibilities outside of the daily norm of a student athlete.
I am an open book and I like to help others less fortunate than I am and give back to whatever community that I am a part of. I hope to continue on the major track of Exercise Physiology/Science, so that I can one day go onto Physical therapy school in the future. I am a driven individual, and I know that my worth and my abilities come from God and in that I am secure. Being passionate about volleyball, my faith, and academics is something that has become a very critical part of my life.
On the volleyball court, I am very spirited about everything my teammates do. I believe that the energy you give on the court and to your teammates really defines what the team dynamic on the court is all about. I feel like communication, verbal and non-verbal is so important and key to the success of teams. I have learned through years of competitive volleyball that training your mind is just as important as training your body. Whenever the team is in a slump or rattled by losing a big rally, I make sure that the first words out of my mouth are ones of encouragement and those that back up the fact that we are a team, through thick and thin. I think that one of my best character traits on the court is that when I make a mistake on the court, I know that I am playing for something bigger than myself, so I am secure in my ability to do better the next time I get the ball.