During my freshman year tryout, the Junior Varsity coach pulled me aside and told me that I would receive little playing time and that I had to work every day in order to receive a role in the rotation. I accepted that challenge and pushed myself every time I stepped on the court at practice and by the beginning of the season, I earned a role as the starting setter on the team. My sophomore year, I made the Varsity team and I knew that I was at the bottom of the three setters. I made the most of every opportunity on the court during practice and games. Towards the middle of the season, I earned a spot as one of the two setters in the rotation. At the end of the season, I earned the 3D Award from my coach which recognized dedication, determination and desire.
This sport has shown me that hard work does pay off and I believe that I am a proof of that. I understand the discipline on and off the court it takes to consistently improve and that becoming complacent is when that ends. I support my teammates endlessly, but I am not afraid to outwork them. I thrive in situations where I experience positive pressure and I use this mentality to get through any obstacle that comes my way. Volleyball is a sport that I genuinely love and it has not been easy, but I am enjoying the journey every step of the way.