As a young child, I played various sports and participated in numerous extracurricular activities. I played the violin and guitar, swam, took dance lessons, and I even played in a boys' lacrosse league in fifth grade. I enjoyed all of these things when I was first involved in them because they were new and interesting, but as time went on, I grew less interested and dreaded going to practices or practicing at home. As soon as I started volleyball in 6th grade, I immediately fell in love. I always look forward to going to practice and I enjoy working outside of practice to better myself as a player. Volleyball has given me the motivation to succeed academically and athletically and do everything in my power to better myself with the dream of playing at the next level.