Grit, Grace and Gratitude
Two years ago I was being recruited by D1 schools. I made the #1 club team in my state for the 2019 season. At one of the first practices I dislocated my patella. I completed the recommended rehabilitation, then was advised to have the corrective surgery if I wanted to play high level volleyball again. This meant I would be unable to participate on my high school team for my senior year. It was a very difficult decision, but I knew it was best for my long term goals. After being off the court for a year and a half, I have chosen to play with a new club that is conveniently located very close to my home. They offer outstanding physical therapy, superior sports performance training, and a growing volleyball program. I will have abundant play time even as I work towards meeting and exceeding the skill levels I once had. I know it will not be pretty at first, but I am excited for the challenge and grateful for the opportunity to get back to the game I love!
I am no longer sure what my dream school looks like. Psychology and Business will be my academic focus, and I know I want to play volleyball at a high level. However, the pressure to commit to the biggest, most competitive volleyball school has passed, and it is very freeing. I am entertaining opportunities at intriguing schools that would not have been on my radar before. Where I will end up is still undecided, but I know it will be exactly where I am meant to be.