From the very first moment I was tossed a volleyball, I knew it was my passion. I was six years old and my older sister wanted to practice her volleyball skills. Since that time, home has always been wherever there's volleyball. Home is on the court, playing the game, at any position. Since 7th grade, I've always played setter. This past year, our team lost our best hitter to injury. As a result, I was asked to play many different positions, which provided me a unique opportunity to improve every aspect of my play. The challenge of hitting, blocking, and digging as well as being the primary setter, was exhilarating and gave me a new appreciation for the game!
Throughout my high school career as a varsity player, I've learned many valuable lessons. As a freshman and sophomore, I learned how fast the game moves from experienced teammates and opponents. My junior year we had an experienced team and took advantage of our years together, resulting in a District Championship and a 3rd place finish at the State Championship. I learned what common goals and hard work could accomplish. This year, as a senior, I had the opportunity to lead a young team. I learned to lead by example. For instance, that by never giving up on a play, that when you give of yourself, your teammates will respond and give it everything they have too. Through the years, each new group of teammates and I celebrated wins, championships, and overcame losses. Each year taught me something new, making me a better teammate and player. I am ready to take these lessons to the next level in college!
Determined, courageous, humble, smart, competitive, consistent, and effort are words my coaches use to describe me. These traits will guide me to be a positive teammate and successful student. In the classroom, my goal is to explore a field of study that will guide me to a lifelong profession. My plans are to study to be a dental hygienist or nurse. On the court, my goal is to make plays that help my team win. I truly believe that there is nothing better than putting a teammate in position to make a kill, diving into the stands to keep a play alive, or celebrating success with the group of people who lay everything on the line with you.