My freshman year of volleyball, the head varsity assistant called me into her office and told me I would be on the varsity team. Not only on the team, but starting. She then told me no other freshmen or sophomores would be on the team. She asked if I could handle it. Of course, I said, ABSOLUTELY. I admit however, it was a tough go at first. Being an underclassman with a lot of playing time didn't automatically win me friends on the team. I stuck with it and I learned that being a friend and a good teammate weren't necessarily the same thing. I focused on being a good teammate and eventually friendship followed. Being on varsity as a freshman was a goal I had had for a few years. I can't remember the last time I went to a Jay game and saw a freshman out on the varsity court. I knew it would be incredibly difficult, but I worked hard for the position. My goal for the rest of my high school career is to remain a varsity 6-rotation player. I would then like to play volleyball in college after graduation. In college, I plan to major in sports medicine and become a sports therapist. I believe I would be a good addition to a collegiate volleyball team. I make goals and meet them. I have focus and drive and more importantly I am a good teammate on and off the court.