Hello! My name is Cymarah Gordon and I am 13 years old. I am originally from New York but I now live in California for the past 5 years. One of my favorite hobbies is track and field. For the past few years I participated in a program called Irvine Junior Games and I came first place in a lot of my races. I also competed in long jump and came 1st place. Over the summer last year my goals for volleyball was to play beach and to quicken my speed for indoor volleyball. I have achieved those goals and I am walking into indoor season faster on my feet with an awesome beach experience. I also made the Momentous 14 1-s team. Some people who have influenced me are my mom, my aunts, and my family. They help me to be the strong young lady I am today and I thank them alot for it. I got into volleyball by doing a clinic at MSVBC. At the time I've never played the sport and I wanted to give it a shot. When I played I really liked it and I decided that Volleyball is what I wanted to continue to play. Through volleyball I have learned many skills such as teamwork and persistence from the game itself. Volleyball is a team sport which is what I love about it most you get to either win or lose together as a team. You also get the opportunity to make new friends and make each other stronger. For volleyball in the future I would like to play for a great college and maybe join the US team someday. I recently went to a US versus Canada volleyball game and had the opportunity to meet some of the players. This experience was very uplifting and I look forward to applying the techniques that I gained from watching the game to my development.