Being able to be a part of 3 varsity sports as a freshman was a dream come true for me. However, at the beginning of my volleyball and basketball season I was not placed on the varsity team. I started out my freshman year of volleyball on the JV team. It was the time I spent playing for this team that I grew the most on and off the court. While I was on the JV team, I was chosen to be a team captain and I put in the effort to prove to my coach and teammates that they can count on me to bring positivity and determination to the court. I worked very hard as a volleyball player and as a teammate to show the varsity coaches that I have what it takes to be on their team.
The following season, my sophomore year, I was fortunate enough to be chosen for a team captain for the varsity team. Holding this title has taught me that there are many aspects of the sport besides the talent. I have learned that the ability to take risks, teamwork, positivity, and determination are very important, whether I am one of the younger players on the team or not. I like to not only challenge myself on the court but also in the classroom. I am currently taking honors classes and have maintained a 4.0 throughout my freshman year of high school. When looking to further my academic and volleyball career, I hope to major in the medical field and play for a team that will push me further as a teammate and athlete.