I started playing volleyball in the 7th grade, but I truly fell in love in the 8th grade when I started playing club. I played middle for club, and enjoyed learning how to be a better hitter. My freshman year, the setter had graduated, so I earned the starting setter spot after having set for school in 8th grade. It wasn’t Providence’s best year as we had a lot of freshman in the lineup, but we knew it would pay off.
Fast forward to club season in 9th grade, I am again playing middle, and I learn how to be a smart hitter. With Covid, my team was unable to make it to Nationals after receiving a bid.
My sophomore season we ran a 6-2 offense and I led the team in kills, assists, and hit %. Providence went from an 11-20 season to 17-5 and winning the Blue Ridge Classic. This time around, I earned an all-around position setting and playing right side for club, in which we finished 5th at Nationals.
I love the sport of volleyball; I am constantly watching volleyball or playing volleyball. Everyone around me knows that volleyball is my thing that I love to do. I hope to play in college and possibly beyond.
I am different from other players in my volleyball IQ and work ethic. I am aware of just how much my setting choices matter; who I set, exactly where the set is, and when I dump. I work hard constantly in the weight room to improve my vertical and strength. I want to make a difference to the team I have the opportunity to play on. I want to strive towards championships everyday in practice, but I also want to grow as a person throughout all of this. I will work hard every day for my teammates, for the jersey I wear, and for myself.