My love for volleyball started in 3rd grade, when I began playing after school with my mom’s best friend, Lacey. She played volleyball in high school on a state championship team and coached in the summers. As we hit the ball around every day, she told me I had a chance to be really good. This excited me! That is when I decided to join a club team and get serious about volleyball.
Sports have been a part of my life since I was born. My family and extended family were all college and even professional athletes. My great grandad played in the major leagues and at one time was the oldest living major league baseball player. My cousin was a professional team roper and instructor. My grandad, dad, uncles and cousins all went to college on athletic scholarships. Currently, I have a cousin playing college baseball and two other cousins who have already committed for college softball. Growing up in a family that set high standards and expectations has taught met to set goals and develop the determination to achieve them.
Next to God, volleyball is my haven; everything feels right on the volleyball court. Being part of a team, working together, and focusing on my abilities to make every play count are things that drive me. While playing volleyball for my school and club teams over the last five years, I have learned the value of teamwork, commitment, sacrifice, and leadership. I know I have the talent to play at the college level. However, talent alone is not enough to compete. Personal character, work ethic, and strong sense of leadership I possess give me the ability to play while making a positive impact on the team. This is the goal that I will passionately pursue until I reach it. I am looking for a program that will challenge me athletically and that I am able to help grow as well. My wish is to use my abilities to lead others and glorify the Lord.