The summer before my freshman year of high school, I was very driven to make Varsity Volleyball for that upcoming season. Once I set my mind to accomplishing something, I will work as hard as I possibly can to achieve that goal. That season, I ended up making the team as a freshman, and my goals changed with my new surroundings. Things like stats and improving my game even more became a big priority, along with getting to know my new teammates. I have learned that putting in the extra reps, listening to advice, and learning from the losses is what makes you a better athlete, and a better person in life.
As much as athletics are important, I believe academics also play a huge role. I am striving to be valedictorian and get the best possible grades that I can. In college, I would like to continue working hard and become a business woman or an engineer someday.
When the hard days occur, I take them into my control and learn from every mistake. I try to remember that feeling so I never have to feel it again. Many people would say that I hold a very calm but intense presence on the court. When I am playing, I make sure that everyone is competing, having fun, and believing in each other and themselves. The one big thing that I have learned through my experiences is to have belief in yourself, but most importantly, in your team. Having belief in your team opens the game to a new level, but it opens the possibilities of where you can help your team. As a two sport athlete (volleyball and track), I believe that I have the qualities and the work ethic to compete at the college level, and most importantly, to help your team succeed in all they do.