I am currently a sophomore and feel I have really grown so much since starting high school: last season I was a freshman starter for my varsity team and was honored to be named 2nd Team All-League Player after our school won the league championship for the first time in school history. I went on to club season where our 15-1 team had a great season finishing 3rd in the 16s division in our Region and then we completed at GJNC in June. This season our varsity team took 1st in League again and I was named 1st Team All-League along with honors for many of my teammates as well. My teammates and coaches in varsity and club have been amazing, not to mention all the camps and clinics I have attended with talented coaches and players: I have loved these opportunities and learned so much from everyone!
Along with my goals to grow in volleyball, I had to adapt to my rigourous high school academic schedule and courses. My progressive and very academic school prepares us for college and can be overwhelming at times, especailly for a freshman. I feel lucky that I learned time management and self advocacy at an early age and was able to work with my teachers, administratiors and classmates to successfully complete my first year of high school with all A’s on my transcript! I am proud of my focus and dicipline on and off the court and am eager to contnue my own development in both.
I am very active in my volleyball Region (CEVA) and sit on the Athlete Advisory Committee and I really enjoy the work we do here which includes mental health awareness and how it relates to athletics, diversity and inclusion across all spectrums of volleyball, as well as athlete safety. I also sit on the Athlete Committee at my high school providing feedback and suggestions to our Athletic Department. In addition, I volunteer with the Healing Hands Club at school which conducts a blood drive twice a year.
I strive to learn all I can from all my coaches and push myself. This year in club season I look forward to working hard well with my teammates to try to top last years stats and results. I always strive to be a positive student-athlete on and off the court, to be a good role model to others but also learn from my teammates as well. You can usually see me smiling and even dancing on the sidelines because I love to have fun!