Growing up, I would "try" many different sports. After a few weeks, I would tell my parents I was done. With volleyball, it was different. I grew up in the gym watching my sister play so it was only natural that it was the sport that stuck. I started playing competitively when I was 12-years-old and overall, have had a successful volleyball career. My high school team recently moved from 5A to 6A and remains competitive. We medal at local tournaments, consistently finish top two in our conference, and always make the state playoffs. My club team has been even more successful. We have won, and/or medaled, in many National Qualifiers. In addition, we placed 1st in Nationals at 15 and 3rd in Nationals at 16, both in the USA Division.
In high school, I have mostly played right side and/or DS, but will set a 5-1 my senior year. In club, I transitioned from right side to setter when I was 14, but can also play DS. My coaches will say I am a hard worker, very coachable, look for and accept feedback, and have a positive attitude. My teammates appreciate that I am positive and always bring good energy. They will also say I am a team player, make good decisions, and am funny. As for my reflection, I continue to improve as a player and as a setter, but also know there is still a lot to learn. I am also loyal and have been with the same club since I was 13. In Arizona, this is rare.
I work hard, which is reflected by my performance in school. During my sophomore year, I took a Sports Medicine class. This is the first class in which I became excited and started thinking it might be something I want to pursue. I am currently in Sports Med 2 and continue to have a passion for this. During my senior year, I am looking forward to taking a Nursing class.
I love being part of a team, playing the game, working hard and want to continue to improve. I am confident playing sports in college will help me build lasting relationships. It will also teach lessons that will help me in life.