My name is Kaitlyn Gotsch, I graduate in 2023, and I'm currently 6'2 with a wingspan of 6’7. My volleyball career started in the spring of 7th grade, with a 3-month league at Sky-High. It has really just started taking shape and movement in the right direction, I moved the summer of 8th grade and since then I've become a single sport athlete choosing to focus in on my volleyball career.
I've had 2 great role models throughout my career, my Aunt Mary Margret and my Dad. Both of them were college athletes and on a daily basis have helped me to reach my potential. I tend to be pretty technical when I play and sometimes forget to show much emotion. I also can be very hard on myself on and off the court. When I go to college I know that those traits will not help me be the best I can be, so I'm trying to work on limiting those now. When I go to a practice I like being able to ask questions when they are needed and I make sure I do the drill or rep right every time. I believe if you cheat yourself short or try to take a short cut it doesn't count.
When I first go to visit a college I want to make sure that I love the environment and can tell right away that the team is going to be my second family. My academic goals for high school are to maintain a 90 and above in all my classes even when I continue to pursue AP and dual credit. I also still have to find a major that interests me so I'm trying to get as much exposure as I can in high school. In college, I want to keep a high level of academic challenges, academic success, and play at the highest level as possible.