My name is Kori Meissner. Growing up being a multi sport athlete allows me to have several skills to play volleyball, hockey, softball and rowing. Being that multi sport athlete it allows me to multitask and have different perspectives. I began to play volleyball in the 6th grade after I found out field hockey wasn’t my sport. I started out playing volleyball because it was fun but as I got older I realized the court was somewhere I could be myself. My first coach, also known to us as Sensei, provided us with a quote saying Toushi-Wa relating to fighting spirit and harmony. He said you could never step onto the court with only one. As I grew as both a student and an athlete I learned how important it was to not only listen but to go into something with a learning mindset. I strive to continue to be a reliable player, teammate, and person.
Volleyball has brought me joy for the past 5 years. I remain invested and focused on achieving the next level. My parents have taught me to not only push myself in the physical game but also it is important to strengthen your mental game. Always playing the role of an all around player I now find myself using my naturally strong defensive instincts in being a DS and libero. My passion for volleyball and a higher education continues to grow with my experiences along with personal development.