Writing this statement makes me reflect as to how far I have progressed in my 3 years of playing volleyball. Before starting clubs, I had no interest in volleyball and only knew the basic terminology which was serving, spiking and rotating. When I originally joined it was to meet friends. Then I realized I was pretty good and I was having fun so I wanted to pursue volleyball further, therefore I asked to join the following year. One thing I know about myself is that I am a goal oriented person so each year I set a goal and became better in my serves, form, hitting and an overall understanding of the rules of the game. I have always been a great student so my goals academically are to not let my grades drop while I become a well-rounded student by participating in volleyball, taking outside leadership and stem programs, enjoy being a teenager and being with my family. This year was a struggle for me because I got hurt during the last tournament of the previous season and couldn’t playfully until March. This was hard for me because my goal this year was to improve on my jumps and dives and touching the ball more being not able to play made me feel less confident but I didn’t let it take me out the game instead I changed my focus on being there for the team. I never missed a practice and I was always the loudest one cheering them on and being supportive the best way that I could. This proved to me that I am more committed to volleyball than I initially thought and I would be a great asset to any team because I don’t like to give up and I am willing to make changes and persevere so I can be a better team player. Being on my team I realized that there are girls who are definitely more passionate and probably more talented than me in volleyball however I know that I am eager to learn, I show up all the time ready to learn, ready to play, I practice hard and give it my all at all times.