Volleyball has become a journey that is major part of my life and has made a significant difference in how I perform in school, how I relate to my family and friends, and how I tackle difficulties. I started playing volleyball four years ago with my older sister. Since beginning I have played for increasingly competitive teams. I play year-round between my high-school and club teams, attend weekend advanced co-educational clinics to improve my skills, and volunteer coach younger children at a recreational league with my high school volleyball coach one night a week. Along this path I have learned that discipline, dedication and commitment are key components to being successful in life, at school, and on the court.
I am now the Captain of my team and am learning how to lead my team with a very demanding coach. I believe being positive, firm, and understanding with my team play helps us to play our best, win games and overcome the challenges we face. The team looks to me for guidance and support and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to develop the most amazing relationships with my fellow players. Playing volleyball is a lot like living life – you have to set goals, practice hard, learn lessons, never give up and most importantly have fun.