My goals are to continue to learn about the game, continue to improve, compete to the best of my ability at the highest possible level while achieving academic excellence. I am very passionate about volleyball and playing has allowed me to make new friends, travel to different places and learn more about myself.
I am a second degree black belt in taekwondo. Even though taekwondo is an individual sport, I use the skills I applied to succeed at taekwondo - discipline, commitment, and hard work- to succeed at volleyball. One of the most important things I learned in taekwondo that I also apply to playing volleyball is to lead by example.
I am a great candidate because I am a team player, hard-working, dedicated and driven. I use my mistakes as a way to learn and improve. I work hard during practice and outside of practice. I value the guidance and instructions from my coaches that allow me to better understand my and the team’s short term and long term strategies on the court.
I am also a great candidate because I am a versatile player and am happy to play any position when asked or needed. During club season I am an outside hitter 6-rotation player. During my freshman year of high school, my coach asked me to start on the varsity team as defensive specialist and back-up setter. As a result of an injury to my team mate during the 3rd match of the season, I became the first setter and played a 5-1 until the conference championship match. I look forward to continuing the challenge of learning to be a setter and continuing to develop strong volleyball IQ, while I continue to hone my skills on defense and outside.
Finally, I am also a great candidate because education is my top priority. I attend The Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington, Maryland. I am enrolled in all honors classes and maintain a 4.28 GPA. I love math, science and photography. I apply the same hard work, dedication, drive and passion I have for volleyball, to school. I am excited to continue my journey as a student athlete.