Hi, I’m Corinne Westby, a class of 2023 6’0” Hitter from Spokane, Washington. I play on Wade Benson’s College Prep Academy (CPA) U16 team and have been a 2-year varsity starter at Central Valley High School (4A). My sophomore year, I was the top player named to the 2nd team all-league for the Spokane 3A/4A high schools.
I have primarily played middle blocker for both club and high school because I am usually the tallest one on my team. However, I am a versatile hitter and have also played right side and outside hitter. I am open to playing any hitter position in college. When I step onto the volleyball court, I play every point with a purpose and a plan. I strive to be an aggressive player that isn’t afraid to swing during the most important points, but also a smart player that knows where to place the ball.
In 2019, I was honored to play on the Evergreen Region (ERVA) High Performance team in Florida. That experience opened my eyes to playing volleyball at a higher level. That’s when I knew I wanted to play in college. I want to play college volleyball because I love the high intensity feeling of competing with teammates who share my commitment and excitement for the game.
When I am not playing volleyball, I work hard to excel in my academics. I currently have a 3.98 GPA and have been on the honor roll every semester for the past 5 years. I am taking the biomed class series in high school and am interested in pursuing a career in sports medicine or physical therapy. I would like to possibly to major in sports medicine / kinesiology in college, but am not entirely sure yet.
Although I am primarily an indoor player, I also play sand volleyball. I am on the U15/16 Elite Squad with Kokua Beach Volleyball club in Spokane. I have played in numerous AVP/BVNE/AAU beach tournaments over the past 3 years. Sand volleyball has immensely helped my indoor game by improving my vertical, speed, and agility, as well as my volleyball IQ.
I have an easy-going and caring personality, but also am very disciplined at everything I set my mind to accomplish. My family has always taught me that when you work hard, opportunities and good things will happen. I try to always have a positive and uplifting attitude towards my teammates and coaches. Having this positive mindset gets me closer to peak performance, which is what I strive for on and off the court.
I am excited for what my future holds and to continue to grow as a person and a volleyball player. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile!