I have played volleyball since I was nine and am passionate about the game. The longer I play and the more I improve, I learn what I am capable of. My skills and positive attitude contribute to my teams’ successes. Team work and support is how my club team qualified for Nationals in 12U, 13U, 14U and 15U. We placed 5th at Nationals in the USA Division.
I play right side on my current school and club team. I am very “coachable” because I listen and then make the right adjustments. My coaches tell me they can count on me to fill in at any position. I feel this is why I have been given the opportunities to play varsity in addition to the freshman team. I have played outside and middle when needed. On my freshman team I also have the opportunity to play all around and improve on my defense and serving.
I strive to be a team player and leader by encouraging my teammates and staying positive to keep everyone motivated. I also lead by example by reinforcing the importance of training on and off the court. I spend a lot of time in the gym working on conditioning and strengthening. I really enjoy yoga classes to help improve my mobility and core. I danced as a young child. Each school semester I enroll in a class that will keep me active to continue to improve core.
Volleyball helps improve my leadership skills. I volunteer with my old middle school volleyball program; serve as an alter server at my church, and keep score and work concession stands at my old school.
My mother and sister inspires me. My mother played in high school and attended college on a scholarship. Now, she is a volunteer coach at my old middle school. My older sister was a senior our Varsity school volleyball team while I was a freshman. She was a setter and enjoy the opportunity to hit off her sets. The sport brings my family together and makes us closer. It is a big part of our lives.
I work to maintain a high GPA so I can attend a good college and excel academically and athletically. My volleyball experiences have led to my goal of playing at the collegiate level. As I become a better volleyball player, I become a better person.