Coming from a school who has always been the least likely to win anything and always received the lowest rank each year, freshman year had its challenges. Even though volleyball has always been a burning passion of mine since I was 2, playing in a high school that was known as an "underdog" started to make me question if it was worth it. Junior year, we gained a new head coach, one who made me truly question myself and my perspectives. Throughout the season, we faced many adversities, some good and some bad, but it all ultimately led us to the playoffs for the first time in 15 years of school history. Getting there was not as easy as hoped for, fighting for every single game, only to place as the fourth seed team. Despite whatever our ranks were, I found a new passion for the game. I had my team, and that was all that was needed to utilize every play with our capabilities. Having done this, it was all worth it. I gained so much respect for the game and the players I had beside me along the way. I am ready to keep furthering my love for the game. Looking at everything from a different perspective, I am genuinely grateful for the adversities and failures that ended up inclining my passion for the game.