I fell in love with the game of volleyball at age eleven. Since then, I have devoted myself to developing my skills, work ethic, and overall attitude as a student-athlete. I experienced the most development, I believe, as student-athlete my sophomore year on my high school varsity volleyball team and my 16's club team. Being the only sophomore and the youngest on my high school team, I had to learn how to grow my confidence, develop a mature attitude, and create a work ethic that was incomparable so my coach could see I was eager to earn a starting spot. It was equally important for me to work hard in the classroom. I maintained a high grade point average because I've always aspired to go to a great college. As a result of a lot a hard work, focus, and dedication, I maintained a 4.0 GPA and I earned a spot on the Principal's honor roll.
Playing on the 16's team for my club was one of my toughest travel seasons. It was a really big change for me! I had to adjust to the style of a new and very tough coach and new teammates, as well as learning new plays quickly. I also learned that striving to exceed expectations that were set for me would give me a key to unlock new skill-sets I never thought I had; that year we took first place in The Southern California Volleyball Association Summer Soiree. The different social obstacles I have had to tackle throughout my volleyball career have built me up to be the person, player, and leader I am today. I am eager to continue learning and developing my craft. The joy and excitement, the competitiveness of playing such an awesome team sport is a passion I will never outgrow.