Although I only started playing volleyball the summer after 8th grade, it has become an incredible passion of mine. I bounced between virtually every position until my sophomore season when I became a setter. Being a setter gives me the opportunity to assume a leadership position on the court, but also allows me to be a part of the success of my teammates. Every day I walk into the gym, I set a goal for myself to get incrementally better so that, in turn, I can make my team better.
I want to play volleyball in college because it is a challenging environment that can bring out the best in me as both a person and an athlete. At the end of my freshman season, my team won our division championships and I was awarded League MVP. This achievement showed me the results of hard work and perseverance, both things that I demonstrated consistently that season and will continue to do each season to come. Playing at the collegiate level will allow me to further improve and refine not only my technical skills, but also adopt the same mannerisms that I present on the court and transfer them to my life outside of volleyball. Some of these abilities include confidence, adaptation, positive thinking, and leadership skills.
On top of my passion for volleyball, I am also interested in English and Writing. I am currently Editor-in-Chief of my high school’s news magazine which is one of the ways in which I have already begun to see how volleyball has affected my mentality. I have comfortably assumed this new leadership position and am doing everything I can to ultimately better the writers around me and the magazine as a whole. In the future, I am looking to major in either English or Communications with a minor in Music as to continue to pursue the things I love at a higher level.