Volleyball is my passion and I continue to work hard in both the classroom and gym to improve my skills everyday. I have been playing volleyball as a libero for 7 years with the last 6 seasons at the club level. I am currently working everyday to better my physicality focusing on foot speed and agility while learning to be the best team player. As a result, I have a lot of upside and opportunity to further expand my game and volleyball talents since I am playing the hardest level of competitive volleyball. My coaches say my strengths include my speed, my aggressive awareness on serve receive, and being able to read hitters. Along with this, my energy and communication skills heavily impact the dynamic of the teams positive energy. I love competing and another passion I have is training on my high school teams varsity track. Being involved in a community outside of volleyball is a greatly beneficial experience to learn new lessons.
In addition to being a superior athlete, I excel in academics as well. I currently maintain a 4.8 GPA as a junior and am looking forward to continuing my academic success at the Division 1 NCAA level. I spend many of my waking hours figuring out my path to playing Division 1 NCAA volleyball, and I will not rest until I achieve my goal.
In 2019 I played on 16’1s as a freshmen (only freshmen on an all sophomore team). We finished in Division 1 (9th in SoCal) and ended up finishing 5th at junior olympics in the American Division losing to the eventual winner of the American Division. Last summer I also pursued an interest to play internationally and was offered to play libero for the Republic of Ireland in the 17U team for the European Championships. I contributed to my 2019 high school team and was able to be named All tournament for the Hemet classic and was named Second Team All League. I continue growing my leadership skills by being involved in my highschools ASB and link crew programs which take part in many events at school. These extracurricular activities have helped me develop my leadership skills which will I carry on to my team further this year playing for club and high school levels. Being an athlete is part of my identity but I know that volleyball does not last forever. I want to attend a university that challenges me in the classroom. This challenging academic effort will help me be successful after college and into my life.