Volleyball has been a big part of who I am ever since I fell in love with the sport in fourth grade, but there have also been many other elements in my life that have impacted me as a person. I was diagnosed with dyslexia in 7th grade and had to overcome many hardships associated with this disability both before and after being diagnosed. I learned how to be resourceful and creative in finding different ways to learn. I have also been to five different schools, so I had to learn how to quickly fit in to new environments. These experiences have helped me become a better leader as I am able to find what my team needs most from me in order for us to succeed.
Playing volleyball has taught me how to control my competitive nature and how to keep a positive attitude even when my team may not be doing great. Being the youngest on Varsity for the first two years playing high school and being Head Captain my sophomore year, I had to earn the respect of my older teammates by staying consistently motivated and mentally strong. I am very involved with my school community, coaching younger teams and helping at summer camps, along with tutoring students and being a student leader in multiple programs at my school.
I want to pursue a business degree that allows me to start working in the field as soon as possible and I want to continue being involved with my community in college. The goals I set for myself in both volleyball and school are always very high and I do everything I can to achieve them, which includes learning how to balance my very busy schedule. I am always ready to learn and want to find a school that will challenge me athletically and academically.