I grew up on baseball fields. My brothers played baseball and my dad coached baseball, I was always in the dugouts. I always thought that I would follow their path and play baseball or softball and spend my weekends at the park. As a kid, my parents signed me up for many sports, basketball, softball, even golf lessons. Then one year when I was 8, they signed me up for volleyball. I immediately fell in love. That first time I clumsily knocked it over the net and scored a point, I was hooked. I started playing recreation and then soon started club at 11 years old. Being tall for my age, they of course made me a middle, a left-handed middle. I loved the competitiveness of club and I just wanted to get better and better. I loved being part of the team and many of those girls are still close friends of mine.
Even in the early years, I was always up for a challenge. At 14 I made the transition to a setter. I love being the quarterback of the team and controlling the tempo and energy of the game. The perspective it gave me only intensified my passion to improve, I just wanted to make that perfect set for my teammates. Being a part of the 2019 Colorado 5A State Champions, I learned so much from the seniors on the team. The way they brought the team together for that one common goal. I want to continue that legacy and, like them, play volleyball at the collegiate level.
I take my academics seriously and not only strive to get good grades, but to understand and take in information that will carry on into my future. I have a genuine interest in sports management and kinesiology. I’ve always wanted to tie my love of sports into helping other athletes improve and strive for their goals. I have a lot of support from my coaches, teachers, trainers, club directors, and my parents. I would cherish an opportunity to pay my love of volleyball forward to another lefty middle who wanted to play baseball.