From day one I have had a love for volleyball! I hope to continue to play volleyball in college. I am looking for an opportunity that allows me to balance both my athletics and academic goals. I first learned I loved the sport when I was ten years old and I would pass with my big sister in our backyard. From then I knew I would want volleyball to be a large part of my life. Volleyball has become a big part of my family life and I enjoy being surrounded by my family at every one of my matches. My family supports, encourages, and pushes me to work my hardest. I also found a family on the court when I began to play volleyball.
While on the court for the past three years I have gained many skills, physically and mentally. I have learned that the mental aspects are equally important as the physical aspects. Whenever the team makes a mistake, I make sure to encourage everyone to forget about what had just happened and focus on the next point. This had been a struggle for me in the past, brushing off the last play and focusing on the next. My teammate's encouragement helped me to refocus, so I make sure to do the same in return. I have been a competitive person from a young age, like the rest of my family. Therefore after making a mistake in a game I try my hardest to make the next play the best play to help out my team and show what I can actually do. I truly love setting and the mental aspect of the position. Making crucial and in the moment decisions is my favorite part. I am only in ninth grade, however, I have been able to play on a junior varsity team for three years.This has given me the opportunity to play with younger and older teammates. I have also developed leadership skills while having the opportunity to serve as a captain of both my JV team and my club team. In these leadership roles I always shown a positive attitude and tried my best to inspire my teammates and encourage them to try their hardest.