When I saw my first volleyball game, it was with my cousin and I was instantly drawn to it! I played my first game in the local rec program and fell in love with the sport. That same fall, I tried out for the area club program and made the “A” team and I’ve been moving upwards ever since. This sport has made me a stronger person and player! I’ve learned that my skill on the court is not only made up of how I hit the ball, but also, it is how I support my team and help my fellow players, whether we win, or lose.
I’ve been in club for four years having played opposite, setter, and DS. As a left-handed player, all of my coaches have taken a special interest in teaching me how to be a six-rotation opposite, as well as a backup setter to couple with my back row skills. In my Freshman year in High School, I began playing Libero and have found my position home! I am proud that for two years I have earned my high school coach’s confidence to play me for every point. It means a lot to me. Currently, I am entering my fifth season in club with Metro Volleyball Club of Washington DC (the North division) on their 17u team. It is going to be a great year playing up an age bracket. I know my skills will be challenged every play, and I look forward to seeing how much I grow as a player as a result of this opportunity.
Ultimately, my long-term goal is to play in college while studying Marine Biology. I am currently an honors student and plan on maintaining my excellent academic progress throughout high school and into college. I can think of nothing better than pairing my love of volleyball and underwater life at college!