I started playing volleyball when I was eight years old and I haven't stopped since. I am very big on loyalty and putting my teams needs before my own. Here in Atlanta there are many opportunities for club volleyball and there is one club in particular that is highly ranked. I chose not to be a part of that club environment not because I couldn’t handle playing at the highest level or because it was too much but because volleyball is more than winning for me. I decided to stay at North Atlanta Volleyball Club because even though we may not win all our games or play in the highest divisions we have a passion that cannot be taught. I choose to spend my 9-month long club season with teammates that are my closest friends and coaches who come to my school graduations and extracurricular activities. Volleyball is more than playing time, becoming the captain and beating your greatest opponent. From personal experience, if you walk into a situation expecting to be the best then it is easy to sit back and relax while those around you work ten times harder. No one ever expects the underdog to walk away with the win, but in this case the underdog is me. A five-foot seven setter that when she hits the court, the room lights up. My energy and my passion cannot be taught, and it most certainly will never fade. My club is my home, my coaches are my role models and my teammates are my sisters. Not everyone is lucky enough to say that, but I am, which is why my story is unique.
Over the course of my two years in high school I have filled my schedule with all honors and AP classes. For the next two years I plan to enroll in the IB program at my high school, higher leveling in Spanish, English as well as United States history. I know that my future includes college volleyball and I look forward to finding a school and a team that I can contribute to positively.