My love for volleyball began when I was just 7 years old. I attended many camps as a kid, trying to better my game. I was voted the camp MVP at the HOA camp in Salina, Kansas at ages 11 and 12. Ispent 3 summers in the gym at the University of Kansas, where I was honored to play up age groups and earn best server in the gym, 2 years running. My third year of camp, I earned the best hitter in the gym, award. I began in a small town club and in just 5 years I was offered a spot on an elite club in Kansas City, Kansas. My experiences in club at such an early age taught me a lot about composure, leadership, team, handling pressure, and the will to win. Club season (2017-2018) my team did not get a National bid, however I was honored to be asked to play up to the next level in my club and attend with them. While I had to overcome the discomfort of leaving my team, I was absolutely ready to take on the challenge of the next level of play.
Through the game of volleyball I have learned selflessness. I have learned to put my needs and wants on hold for the greater good of my team. I have always had the opportunity to play 6 rotations in high school ball, which has allowed me to be who my team needs to be, when they need me. Transitioning from club to school ball taught me a lot about adjustment to the pace of the game, and allowed me to go back and be a leader at my school. I'm grateful for the opportunity to mentor those younger than me.
At 17s, I am now the LIBERO for my club team, so my role has shifted. This was difficult for me at first, but it has forced me become the player my teams needs me to be, at any moment. I have also stepped to play the 6 rotation outside in several tournaments this seasomn.
I have always taken pride in my grades and held a perfect 4.0. Academics and the passion to succeed in the classroom, has helped me stay focused on the court. I push myself, taking higher level courses, so that I can align myself for greater future opportunities. My goals include Kansas Honors Scholar and National Honor Society. My college career goals including earning a degree in pre-health. I'm super excited to continue to improve my game, and bring my contributions to the table, at the college level.