Hello! My name is Avery Miles. I am a 15 year old Sophomore at Grapevine High School in Texas. My immediate goals are to continue playing volleyball for my high school and club teams, while pushing myself both in and out of the classroom. My collegiate goals are to attend a university where I could become an integral member of the Volleyball Team.
I have been playing volleyball since I was 8 and instantly fell in love with the sport! It has been my goal to play college ball ever since. It’s fun, competitive, adrenaline pumping, and breathtaking (literally), but above all, there’s nothing better than the feeling of winning a hardcore game with your teammates! I love how a bunch of girls, coaches and others parents become part of your family. I am a very happy person, very enthusiastic, and I'm very loud on the court. I think it’s important to be supportive and encouraging to all of your teammates- on and off the court!
Coming into high-school I made the 9th grade A team, but after an impressive 22 continuous serves and stellar performance, I was quickly promoted to the JV team where I became the starting Libero. Which is huge because my school is very competitive!! I continue to be the Libero for my high school team, as well as my club team. As a Freshman, I also was in track and ran the 4 by 100 and 4 by 200 in track and placed third in my district for the 4 by 100.I spend many hours a day working on my Volleyball skills in order to improve on the court. There are days that I play hours during school, and then attend private lessons in the afternoon with my club coach just so that I can better myself and enhance my skills. My coaches see that I implement their teachings into my skills on the court and enjoy my enthusiasm and hard work ethic. Every time I step on the court, I give 110% of myself, and expect nothing less. Because of my hard work and dedication, I believe I would be a great asset to any Volleyball team at the collegiate level.
In preparing for the challenges of the collegiate life as an athlete, it's necessary that academics and athletics need to be balanced. I am involved in a wonderful program called Best Buddies, a program that helps and interacts with special needs students. I also was elected to be the vice president of my Freshman class. I am enrolled in rigorous AP classes such as AP Human Geography and AP Art History. I am strong in my faith, and attend Young Life camps every summer and attend their program throughout the school year, as well as my own church.
I have been able to balance everything academics, community service, clubs, and sports. Without volleyball, my life wouldn't be the same. Volleyball is my escape from all things. When I wake up at 5 in the morning knowing I have a long day of volleyball ahead. I have an urge and a fire in my heart that makes me never want to stop playing!!