In middle school volleyball, I used to think the only position I could ever play was setter. That is where the coach placed me and the mindset I had, so that’s the position I practiced and played. It was not until my first year of high school my coach challenged me to play the position of hitter. Again, my dedication and focus to this position allowed me to excel at both middle and outside hitter. The biggest learning experience I had in volleyball was not making varsity my freshman year. This event made me work that much harder during the off season, to make varsity the next year, and I did it! I was so motivated to play at that next level because I love volleyball and want to be the best possible player I can be. The perseverance I am learning in sports has carried over to my drive in the classroom, with high expectations and work ethic.
Being new to starting varsity my sophomore year was a little scary, with the pressure, people in the stands watching you, and your coach and teammates counting on you. Early in the season, I was very quiet and let the upperclassmen take the leadership positions. A couple weeks into the season I realized If I do not lead who will, so I became a very vocal, helpful, and prominent player on my team. I always work hard at practice and never wanting it to end. I love every aspect of the game and am so driven when it comes to bettering myself. All of those things are exactly why I would be a great player at the college level.