My name is Mackenzie Brickner and I live in Lima, Ohio and attend Shawnee Middle School, next year I will be a freshman at Lima Shawnee High School and will graduate the year of 2025. I have played volleyball since I was in the third grade for my school and have played club volleyball since the sixth grade, the club I play for is Trailblazers based in Lima, Ohio. I would love to continue volleyball, as I find it incredibly fun to play more than any other sport. I attend many volleyball camps throughout the year. Recent camps that I have registered to attend consist of camps facilitated by Miami University in Ohio, Findlay University, Bluffton University, and Toledo University. For the last two years and continue to participate in private lessons At Elite Volleyball Training Center in Plain City, Ohio, where I can have one-on-one training that has allowed me to increase my skills. My parents and I are dedicated to my training and focused on increasing my skills and becoming a college volleyball player.
I work to improve on my skills by continuously practicing and learning from my coaches focusing on hitting from outside, middle, and right side as well as passing in the back row and improving my serve. Not only is volleyball enjoyable for me, but I also make connections with new people and make new friends. Playing this sport has helped me with communicating and helping others and being an overall better person, teammate and player. I always focus on my team and bringing us together as a team, encouraging my teammates and focusing on where we played well together and where we can improve for our next match.
My education is extremely important to me, and I plan to enter the field of dentistry and oral sciences. I am always on the honor roll and focus on my coursework, as this is an important aspect of me meeting my goals to play volleyball and achieving my career goals. My goal is to continue to play Volleyball, the sport I love, and pursue my dream job to enter the field of dentistry. In the future I hope to take what I have learned from volleyball and playing on a team to the future generations so they can have the experiences I have as I played during my volleyball career.