As a kid I always played basketball. From being on little recreational teams, to playing horse in the front yard with my brother, it's always been a major passion of mine. My parents and I always expected me to go to college and play at the D1 or D2 level, but in middle school it all got shaken up. With all the time spent playing basketball, I never really gave volleyball a try. When I made the team in 7th grade, I fell in love with it, and every time I touch a volleyball I grow to love it a little more. By the time I got to my freshman year in high school, I was still bent on that goal to play college basketball. But when I finally sat down and thought about which sport is my true love, it had to be Volleyball. There was nothing else that could excite and motivate me more than getting a kill or getting an amazing block. It took me this long to have the confidence and desire to go out and try to play higher level volleyball. Being somewhat new to volleyball in the grand scheme of things, I think I have a lot to learn, but I've also been known to be a sponge for criticism and I try to beat my best every day I'm out on the court. Being able to go to college playing the sport I love so much would be a dream come true, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to pursue it.