I first started playing volleyball when I was forced to by my mom when I was 9 years old. From then on, I have loved it. Playing with a team in order to win is the best feeling. Playing volleyball is an adrenaline rush.
Through playing volleyball, I have learned to trust people and I am very competitive. I have learned as much from winning as from losing games. I remind myself that every game is a new chance to win though it is sometimes hard not to carry forward a loss.
I want to push myself academically and learn new subjects that I wouldn’t normally try. My goal is to balance volleyball and school, and give the same effort to my classes as I do to volleyball. I hope to be a lawyer one day like my mom.
I have learned to work hard despite a few injuries, tough coaches, and losing seasons. I try to encourage everyone while I’m on the court and on the sidelines. I am observant and I can see the court; I stay focused on my team and tune out the crowd.
I love volleyball because it is inside and though it is a noncontact sport, it is still physically tough. I love it because you have to work as a team in order to score points. It’s not about being an individual, it’s about being a team.