Hi! I'm Riley Brady and I'm a junior at Episcopal Collegiate in Little Rock, Arkansas. I am a multi-sport athlete. I used to think I would play basketball in college but after spending a season with my club volleyball team, I have decided to pursue my dream of playing college volleyball!
This season, our club team is poised to make some noise on the national scene! We have 3 D1 commits and the rest of us intend to play in college....we just have to find our fit! I was slated to get to move to my more natural position as an OH but, due to an injury to one of our MBs, my coach has asked me to move back to the middle (I played there last season) and I'm up for the challenge! Coaches always point to my versatility and willingness to do whatever is necessary to help my team. I wear that as a badge of honor!
The thing that I feel sets me apart on the court is NO ONE will ever outwork me. My coaches constantly talk about my motor...I believe that, even if you have an off night, you can always bring your effort! I always want to be the player people remember because I played the hardest and was a leader on the court. I'm just looking for a school to give me the chance to show them what I can do....I believe heart cannot be measured with a tape measure!
I try to always be "coachable" and receptive to criticism. Being a part of team and a good teammate is so important to me. I believe being a good teammate means being a leader AND a follower, encouraging teammates but also holding each other accountable both on and off the court.
In addition to volleyball, I also play basketball and made all-conference and all-state my first two high school seasons. This past year, I was selected to the All-Arkansas Prep Underclassman Team. I also play soccer for my school. Scholastically, I maintain a 4.1 GPA at one of the most academically challenging schools in Arkansas. I believe playing sports actually makes me a better student because I have had to learn to manage my time wisely and make good decisions off the court regarding time management.
My goal is to play collegiate volleyball. Whatever time and sacrifice I have to put in to achieve that goal, I am willing to do. I appreciate any coaches that take the time to view my profile and I look forward to communicating with coaches about opportunities at their schools. I am unsure of my major at the moment.