My name is Anna Grace Marshall, but I go by Grace. I am a senior, honor's student at DeWitt High School in DeWitt, MI. I am a 2021 Libero who plays for Five:1 Volleyball Club out of Clio, MI. I am a three-year varsity starter. In my first two years as libero, I set a school record by recording 1,203 digs. In 2019, I was named all-state, all-region, and all conference. I was also voted team captain as a junior. In addition to volleyball, I play varsity tennis and was all-area my sophomore year. Just before the Covid-19 , I was voted team captain, again as a junior.
Why do I train so hard? Why do I push myself to excel? My "Why" is I love playing competitive volleyball. While I enjoy practice and training, I excel during competition. At the age of 12, I found volleyball. The energy, competition, and team motivate me to be the best athlete and teammate I can be. Until 12, I was a competitive gymnast. After winning a state championship, I fractured my hip. Due to that injury, I decided to pursue other sports. By chance, I fell into and in love with volleyball. My coach tells me often that I am an explosive player who is also steady, consistent, and (for the most part) in the right place at the right time.
I enjoy the team dynamic of the sport and am a positive leader on the court. While I lead by example, I genuinely am more excited for my teammates than myself when they make a great play. Being part of a positive, hardworking team motivates me to be a better player. I have high expectations for myself and for my teammates. Together we need to continuously work hard and improve.
I work hard to succeed at all facets of my life. Academically, I take honors classes and maintain a very high GPA. I've earned my academic letter two years running and am a member of the National Honor's Society. I have good relationships with my teachers and am not afraid to ask for their help. Overall, I'm looking for a college or university experience where I can continue to pursue my love for the game, achieve academically, and meet interesting, different people.