When I first started in a local volleyball league at eight years old, I didn’t even realize what college volleyball was! But the more I play and the more competitive the game gets, I recognize how much I want to continue to play in college. I may not be the loudest, most dazzling player on the court, and your eye may not be drawn to me at first, but I am a consistent, smart, and hard-working point-maker. I get the job done. The words I use to describe myself on the court are reliable, solid, and level-headed. I try to lead by example, which best fits my personality. For me, it is the extra reps I ask for after practice is over, the extra hours with the school athletic trainer before school, or the visualization practices which demonstrate my dedication.
I also participate in other extracurricular clubs at school: Optimist Club (a community service organization), Natural Helpers (a peer to peer counseling group), Beta Club (a national honor society), and Riley’s Dance Marathon. My favorite community service activity so far has been to participate with my high school volleyball team in a Feed My Starving Children event where we packaged food to be distributed all over the world. I can’t wait to participate in more activities like this.