At the height of 5’7”, it often surprises people to learn that until my Sophomore high school season, I was a middle and outside hitter. It was then when I took on the challenge of transitioning to a defensive specialist. I rose to the occasion and was asked to play up an age group on a 17s club team for Iowa Rockets, I was determined to earn the libero spot for the season. Through perseverance and hard work, I proudly served as the team captain as the youngest player on the team while wearing my libero jersey and fought every practice and game to maintain that role. As post season came around, I was offered a spot on a 16s team that was nationals bound, and again put in a lot of hours and work to be a six rotation outside hitter as we made our trip to Minneapolis, MN to play.
Being a 5A dual-sport athlete (tennis) with a 3.91 GPA at an academically rigorous high school has taught me many things, but one of the biggest life lessons I’ve learned is that though there may always be someone faster, taller, or smarter than you, there’s never an excuse for anyone to work harder than you. I live dedicated to being the best that I can be in my daily life in the classroom and on the volleyball court. I have a positive and outgoing personality that is regularly seen on the court, but also when I am, going camping, traveling, learning new things, and helping out others through volunteer work. I am truly excited about the adventures that college life will bring as I strive to continue my academic and volleyball careers.