I am very passionate about the game volleyball, and I want to keep playing after high school. I want to attend college and possibly pursue something in the medical field. I would like to go somewhere that values athletics along with academics and will continue to push me in the classroom. I am currently taking advanced classes including honors and APs, and I especially enjoy classes related to math and science.
Outside of the classroom, playing volleyball gives me a chance to use my competitive side. I love going to practices and working hard to get better while competing hard with my teammates. I am passionate about setting because it gives me a chance to lead my team. Communication is very important on the court, and I make sure to talk to my team throughout the entire game. Furthermore, I like setting because I can focus on the strategic portion of the game to run an effective offense.
In addition to setting, I am also a key offensive player on my team. Because of my large vertical, I can effectively hit over and around the block, which makes me a large offensive threat. On my high school team, I was the starting right-side throughout the season and during our winning state championship game.
For my club team, I am the team captain. To be a good team captain and leader, I believe it is important to help your team through mistakes. Volleyball is a very mentally tough game, and it is vital to know how each teammate responds to mistakes in order to help them through it. If someone makes a mistake on the court, I immediately encourage them to shake it off and focus on the next play. On the court, I am a very consistent player, and I have learned to move past my mistakes quickly, not letting them affect the next play.
As much as I love playing in games, I love working hard during practice to get better because that is how you improve. I have a very strong work-ethic, and I always give a 100% in order to better myself and my teammates. I have been playing piano for 10 years, and it has taught me that practice and hard work pay off because you can accomplish so much when you put in the effort. I take this onto the court with me, and I continue to push myself to improve every day.