My name is Lara Imelda Gomez. I have been playing volleyball since I was 7 years old, I started playing club volleyball since I was 12 years old and have participated in multiple club volleyball teams from Tucson. I've played in tournaments all over the west coast and have played teams from all over the world. Since joining club volleyball I have always played against age groups higher than me. While playing high school volleyball I was a starter on the varsity team. During my junior year I received three award, two of those awards were for most kills and highest hitting percentage. Another award was for most aces on my team. I was named on the 6A first team all star and 6A 2nd team all region as a junior. I hope to improve myself for my senior year to be first team all around. My short term goal is to gain a scholarship playing volleyball and to help pay for my college education to earn a degree in nursing. My long term goal is to graduate a nurse and spend my life helping those in need and hopefully in my off time have the ability to volunteer coach volleyball. This concludes my personal statement.