After playing volleyball for the last 8 years, I've found myself more and more passionate for the sport. I started in 3rd grade playing at the local rec center league where I learned all the basics and found what I really love to do. Before even being involved in a club team or a school team, I remember making my dad take me into to the gym on my freetime to play volleyball, even with no available net. I served across an "invisible" net and hit over it against the wall. I even set into a basketball hoop, not leaving the gym until I made a certain amount in. Looking back now, I've realized that kind of thing helped me improve my fundamentals at a young age and that putting in the extra time pays off.
Through volleyball, I've learned not only physical skills but a lot of mental and emotional aspects of the game. This last high school season was very productive as I was chosen to play a different position, middle, along with my usual position and I learned and improved in many aspects of my game. I learned hard work and discipline not only at volleyball, but with school as well. I am learning and working hard to improve all the time knowing my goals. I plan to go to a college that is a good fit for me socially and academically and I want to find a program where there is even more to learn and a place for me to contribute to the team.