Growing up in a volleyball family certainly did not initially spark an interest in volleyball for me. Reluctant to try new things, my mom forced me to play volleyball in a recreation league. Little did I know that I was going to grow up loving the sport and wanting to play in college!
I have always been taught as a setter that I am the quarterback of the team. This means that I have the responsibility to lead my team in many ways. I enjoy calling the plays, running a fast-tempo offense, and encouraging my teammates. This year I led my high school team to the Semi-Finals of the Michigan High School State Tournament.
As a student, I am hardworking, focused, and independent. I take honors courses and have excelled in my studies. I enjoy the science classes that I take and I see myself pursuing a career in the medical field. I set high standards for myself and have a strong work ethic. Being a student-athlete has taught me to have good time management. This is a life skill that will make me more prepared for college, knowing that I have to balance my time devoted to academics and athletics.
I am looking forward to attending a school that can recognize me for both my volleyball and academic skills, and I believe that I am fully prepared to meet the challenge of playing at the next level.
I will forever be grateful to my mom for encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone and start playing volleyball.