My passion for the game of volleyball grows each and every time I step on the court. There is nothing I would love more than to not only achieve my athletic goals of playing at the highest level but to achieve my academic goals as well. All of my life I have been both a student and an athlete where one does not over power the other. In the classroom, I am a strong student and considered a leader. In my sophomore year I took AP and Honors classes and am now currently a full time Running Start student at Olympic College working toward my AA. I will finish my senior year with both my high school diploma and my Associates in 2021.
On the court, I play a very similar role. Where my peers and coaches look at me as a leader. Playing 2-3 sports all my life has definitely helped develop my confidence and coachability as an athlete. Since the age of four I have been heavily involved with sports. For 11 years I've been involved in basketball where I have competed at the varsity level my 7th, 8th, and 9th grade years. Throughout those years I also played volleyball and pitched in softball. Overall I have competed and grown as a player of each and every game with people of all ages and personalities. Which is why adaptation, mental toughness , and challenges are nothing but new opportunities and ways for me to grow even more.
Why do I want to continue to play Volleyball in college more than those other sports? Volleyball has such an appealing culture and feeling. It doesn't matter wether I am at practice, in the weight room, playing a game, or at a five day tournament across the country. I enjoy every moment I spend with both my high school and club teams. A team's dynamic and flow is the key to both the teams success and your individual success. In this game you have to be able to fall back and trust your team is going to catch you and know how important everybody's role is. Volleyball is such a mental game where you have to be able to bounce back and react to any given situation which is another factor that compliments my personal strengths.
My sophomore season of high school was very successful, I got voted First Team All League, honorable mention at the State Tournament where our school made back to back appearances. I have also been awarded as a Scholar Athlete and most inspirational. I finished my sophomore year with 265 kills hitting at +0.355 in the middle. I have competed on a varsity level team all through my middle school and high school careers and on a elite level club team since the 6th grade. My competitive and disciplined nature has strived me to be the best student/athlete and person I can be.