Hello! My name is Jillian Kellick and I am currently a junior at St. Mary's High School in Colorado Springs, CO. I have been playing volleyball since 2nd grade and I want to continue playing volleyball in college while receiving an excellent education. I cannot imagine my life without the sport!
When I was in elementary school, I didn't make the top team. It felt as if time itself slowed down. A wave of mixed emotions and questions crowded my mind: “Why did I not make the team?"...“Am I not good enough?” After that moment, a switch turned on in my mind. I wanted to play club volleyball. I wanted to improve my skills and show everyone that I am a good player. I am not sure if it was out of anger or frustration, but I am extremely grateful that I made that decision. I realized that in my desire to prove to everyone that I am a good player, I proved to myself that through hard work and dedication I can achieve anything!
As a sophomore, I made the varsity team and earned All-State, All-Conference and All-Area honors. Sometimes you need something or someone to push you forward and make you realize you can overcome obstacles if you have the desire and refuse to lose.