I started playing volleyball in sixth grade, just for fun at school. I was the tallest kid on the court, and enjoyed learning about the sport more and more every practice. A year later, a friend convinced me to try out for my very first club team. I was nervous for the tryout, but I came in with a positive attitude and tried my best, even if I messed up. I made sure I was the loudest on the court, and cheered everyone on through out the tryout, leaving the tryout with an offer for my first club team. I left this season with a better understanding of not only team work or leadership skills, but a love for volleyball.
Over the years I have played volleyball, my family has the biggest influence on who I am today. My dad, who played college football, pushes me to train my hardest. Not only does he help me physically, but also mentally. He has taught me to be a coachable athlete over my years. My mom, has taught me how to be positive on and off the court and how to be mentally tough. I love the sport of volleyball not only for the environment, competition, the challenge, and also because of the friendships I have made over the years, while falling in love with this sport.
I am looking for a program that will be a good fit for me, not only athletically, but academically. One of my goals in life is to play college volleyball at a college where I can pursue my dream of getting my degree in marketing, teaching, or nursing. I believe that you not only need to have the talent to play at the college level, but also being able to be a leader, have a good character and a good work ethic to make an impact on your program. And, I am up for the challenge!