My name is Rachel Falin and I am a rising freshman at Dobyns Bennet High School. I fell in love with the game of volleyball after playing club ball for 3 years. Before volleyball I did competitive gymnastics for 4 years. I would like to play college volleyball because I feel like it would be a great experience for me because of my competitive nature. My goal in the sport is to play at the highest level I possibly can. I also would like to go into the medical field as my career. One of the main things that drives me when I’m playing volleyball is I think about my sister, McKenzie. McKenzie has severe cerebral palsy and is unable to physically play sports. Sometimes she comes and watches my games and she inspires me to give my very best because I know she wishes she could play. McKenzie has helped shape my life because I see the struggles she goes through on a daily basis and I see she never gives up. I have the same attitude when I am on the court. I feel like I would impact the team in a very positive way. I am a very good teammate and I always try to bring positive energy onto the court. I spend a lot of my personal time trying to get better at the game through conditioning and private lessons. I will never let anyone outwork me. I want to play on a team that is dedicated to winning championships and play for a coach that expects us to win championships.