Volleyball has been my outlet since I lost my sister and dad to suicide in 2016. See article about my volleyball journey and activism here. It has kept me focused and driven. I want to become my coaches' idea of a perfect player. You can watch my growth and progression on Hudl. To watch full games, follow my YouTube channel.
Going into Volleyball has been one of my best decisions. The first time I touched a volleyball was in 8th grade, and I have fallen in love with the sport. I have always been a multi-sport athlete. I played softball, soccer, gymnastics, and wrestling. When I went into high school, I narrowed my focus to wrestling (and earned my way to regionals) and volleyball. As a sophomore, I made the decision to focus on volleyball. I've worked hard and increased my block jump to 22 inches. My approach jump is 30.00 inches. (My standing reach is 7'5".) I train daily at home to increase this. Over the last year I've increased my approach by over 4 inches. In the summer of 2019, I trained and played for USA HP Program.
My collegiate goals have shifted from business and non profit, to architecture. In the future, I still want to help non-profits and collect donations that can impact society in a positive way, but I also want to have the opportunity to make and design spaces that are conducive to health and happiness. Specifically, I want to be able to enhance the contributions I make to Randall Children's Hospital. (I conduct a play dough and crayon drive annually in memory of my sister as she was cared for by the amazing hospital staff there.)