I am a strong student who keeps my grades at mostly A’s and occasional B's. On the court I give it my all. I am very passionate about volleyball and hope to take it to higher levels. I am interested in a college where I'm able to pursue both athletic and academic goals. Ideally I would like to remain in New England or the surrounding states so that my family can make frequent trips to watch me play.
One of my traits, most valued by my coaches and teammates, is my positivity. On the court I am upbeat and encouraging because I have learned that even the slightest bit of negativity can throw off a whole game. If one of my teammates makes a mistake, I encourage them and give constructive criticism if needed. I am a natural leader; everything from being the first to set up the net, to being the loudest on the court. I am very coachable and always desire critique so I can grow.
My freshman year (on JVA and in club season) I played outside hitter. My sophmore year on the Varsity team, I was put in as Libero, which is a position that feels like home to me. In 9th grade I attended a public school (CVU in Hinesburg, VT) but after a move to a different county we discovered that my new school did not offer volleyball. My family then make the decision to have me do online school, which allowed me the opportunity to play varsity at a local private school (Vermont Commons). I will be petitioning to return to CVU next year to finish my high school career.
I have made the decision not to play club this year. I am the youngest player in my grade and despite my more advanced volleyball abilities, the club coaches are required to place me by age. Unfortunately, this means that I would be playing with teammates who still serve underhand and are unfamiliar with basic volleyball rules. My family and I will instead take that money and use it to hire a sports-specific personal trainer to help me improve my skills and prepare me for NIKE Volleyball Camp in July.