My name is Faith Clark and I have been playing volleyball for the past three years. I do not love volleyball. I need volleyball. I want volleyball in my life. Volleyball has helped me in many ways. I love playing volleyball because it makes me think and strategize quickly. Every time I make a mistake, I learn something new from my coaches or my team. It helps me mentally for school because it makes me think faster and think of multiple solutions to arrive at the best possible outcome. Again, I do not love volleyball - I am volleyball.
I did not start out loving volleyball. During my seventh-grade year I tried out and made the B team. I loved it. Following my first season, I learned about a local club team and convinced my parents to let me try out so I could learn more about the game and improve my skills. In an interesting turn of events the age bracket I had tried out for did not get enough players, and I was invited to play up that year, a 12-year-old on the 14-year-old team. Starting out I could not even make a serve over the net, but by the end of our season, I was one of our best servers and played libero and back row. Since that first year, I have become an all-around player, but have also spent time as a DS. This past year I was one of the Freshman A team captains, played all-around, including outside and right-side hitter, and setter. This club season I am on the top team (15U) for our club and am mostly a outside hitter. Our club finished 19thbour of 64 in the American Division at the Girls' Junior National Championships this summer.
I attend Bryan High School in Bryan, Texas, and am about to enter my sophomore year (Class of 2022). I am studying in the pre-International Baccalaureate program. The classes in this program challenge me to work hard and the teachers expect me to do well.
This year I have earned all A’s. I am in the top 10% of my class and scored well on the PSAT. I enjoy math and science, and I this past year completed Pre-AP Geometry and Biology. Geometry is like a puzzle, and Biology makes me think of ways in which I could help the world. My extracurricular activities include being a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and participating in UIL choir. I wish to pursue a career as a veterinarian or a physical therapist.
I am looking for a college with strong traditions and a competitive family atmosphere that will challenge and develop me as a person. When I play volleyball in college, I will put all my dedication into my school and my team.