My name is Kriston Whitesell (Krissy), and I am the varsity captain setter at Rockbridge County High School, Class of 2022. COVID has restricted volleyball activities nationwide, but has allowed me greater opportunities!
I began playing volleyball in the seventh grade. I have pushed myself to be the best player and teammate that I can be. I was offered a position on varsity my freshman year of high school.
I have always had aspirations of being a collegiate athlete. Sports and athleticism is a large part of my family. I grew up spending lots of time with my Grandfather, who was a dual sport Division 1 athlete. He retired from being a principal to spend all of his time with us sharing in his love of all things sports, accompanying us to all our sporting events, and in his love of his alma mater “The Hokies”. The love of sports, overall contribution, responsibility, and thankfulness is instilled in me. Throughout the years, I have enjoyed playing on the high school varsity team, travel team, grass doubles, and beach volleyball.
I aspire to excel at academics. I am currently dual enrolled with Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and anticipate graduating with an Associates Degree. My GPA is 3.94. I am interested in attending a college where I can be challenged both academically and athletically. I am a past member of the National Junior Honor Society and current member of the National Honor Society.
I am always willing to learn something new, enjoy quiet time with friends, and believe in one’s good character. In order to be successful, I believe it is important to be teachable, coachable, and to always support your teammates on and off the court.
In my free time, I enjoy volunteering in the community and being able to give back. I currently volunteer with a variety of volleyball lessons and camps.
I am motivated, driven, and dedicated to the sport. Volleyball is my passion. I would be honored with the opportunity to be a teammate on a college team!