My name is Kaitlyn Parrott and volleyball is my passion. I am a libero/defensive specialist. My goal is to play volleyball at a highly competitive level in college while earning my degree in a sports medicine discipline. I am currently a sophomore at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. In addition to playing for my high school team, I am on a top club team that competes in the open division.
I began playing volleyball in the 2nd grade and instantly fell in love with the game. During elementary school, I took a volleyball with me every day so I could practice at recess! During these early years, I was not the tallest or the strongest player on the court. So, I made it my mission to be the fastest and most skilled player on my team! Now in my 8th year of playing, I take great pride in being a strong leader, having a reputation for being a "gym rat" - constantly working to improve my defensive skills, and focusing on being the best teammate possible. (And I still love being the fastest!)
My club teams earned bids to Nationals in my 13s, 14s and 16s seasons. These are some of my favorite memories – playing the game I love, spending time with my teammates and visiting new cities! I can still remember the thrill of winning the "golden volleyball" in Chicago and in St. Louis! Unfortunately, our 15s season was cut short due to COVID19.
Off the court, I have focused significantly on my academics and keeping a high GPA. I have taken all Pre-AP or AP classes to ensure I am always challenging myself. Additionally, I am very active in my church youth group and have been blessed to participate in some amazing mission trips and community service projects. My faith is a very important aspect of who I am and something I want to continue to grow during my time in college.
As I prepare for the coming years, I am excited to find the perfect school for me where I can continue to develop my leadership skills, improve my strategic and defensive volleyball skills, as well as strive for academic excellence. I know my college years will prepare me for the things I want to achieve after I graduate as I pursue my career in sports psychology.