Hello! My name is Kya’ Willis and I am currently a Junior at James Irwin High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I began playing volleyball in 6th grade and have been passionate about the sport ever since. My ultimate goals in college are to join a volleyball family and receive an excellent education while pursuing Nursing.
All three years of middle school, I tried out and was selected to play on the top tier teams. This was humbling being I didn’t have any prior experience or formal training. During the early stages of my new-found excitement, I learned about teamwork and developed my skills by welcoming constructive feedback.
I was overjoyed when as a Freshman, I was selected to play on the Varsity team. I had so much to prove since all of my teammates were upperclassmen with great talent and already established bonds. I remained calm, built meaningful relationships, listened to my mentors and practiced hard. My sight was set on achieving greatness and over the years, I’ve become an integral part of the Varsity team. My biggest accomplishment - at the end of my 2019 high school season I was thrilled to be chosen as “Most Valuable Player” of the year.