Playing volleyball has become such an important part of my life. It has taught me that to get better, you need to work hard and be disciplined. I have played many positions thru my volleyball career - I’ve been an outside hitter, setter, right-side hitter, and currently play middle. And being part of a volleyball team, you need to be a team player - if someone is down on themselves we need to all work on bringing them up. Always have a positive attitude and everyone around you feels better too. And these are the things I try to remember when it comes to school and home and with my friends and family.
Looking to the future, I want to go into premed and be doctor one day. At Lyons Township High School, I challenge myself academically. I am in honors-level classes for math, science, and English. But I've also taken classes that I enjoy like photography and culinary arts. Because of my commitment to volleyball, I don’t have as much time for my interests like art or cooking in my off time so taking these classes gave me a chance to take classes that interest me. Now that I know what I want to focus on in college, I am taking multiple science classes every year. I know it will be a challenge to play at the next level in college and also stay academically focused as well. But I can't wait for that challenge!