Having grown up with a twin sister, I learned the benefits of competition at a very early age. Add in my two older brothers, and you can see how I was naturally drawn to the competitive nature of sports. When I started playing volleyball in middle school, I knew I had found my place. I wasn’t always on the top team at first which proved to be a valuable lesson in working to earn court time, being honest about my skills and weaknesses, and overcoming adversity.
As much as I love the game of volleyball, I also strive to remain balanced in my life. I do volunteer work through school and church, and academics are extremely important to me. Volleyball has shaped so much of what I like about myself. I enjoy the spirit of a team pulling towards a common goal. I love working to improve myself physically and mentally, and I especially am grateful for the amazing coaches and friends I’ve had the fortune to be surrounded by throughout the last few years. I know I would be a great asset at the collegiate level for performance, team culture, and overall campus participation, and I welcome the opportunity to be a positive role model to my teammates and peers.