Every girl that steps on the volleyball court brings her own unique talent to the game. Some are hitters, some are amazing blockers or passers, some serve aces over and over again and some are terrific setters while some don’t play on the court but cheer from the sidelines and keep everyone positive. As individuals we practice our skills time and time again but we can’t play the game by ourselves. The magic happens when on the court; it is no longer individuals but a team, a team working together to execute the play, to win the point, to win the match. Being part of a team, knowing others are counting on me and I am counting on others is what I enjoy the most about the game. The skills I learn on the court are bigger than the game, they are life lessons. Just like on the court, we need to work with others to accomplish our dreams and goals. It is about being a part of something bigger than just me.
Knowing others are counting on me is one of the best motivators. It enables me to stay focused, dedicated and committed to always learning and improving. I live in a small town and go to a small school; there are not any Club volleyball teams in my hometown. I drive 2.5 hours one way to play Club and receive instruction from some great coaches. I make the five hour round trip drive three times every week. This has taught me discipline and time management which is necessary to maintain my GPA, play high school volleyball, basketball and Club volleyball. Some may call it crazy, I call it “doing what it takes” to achieve my goals and help others achieve theirs. I will bring that same discipline, commitment and dedication to the collegiate level. I want to learn, improve, contribute and do what it takes to be successful.