For as long as I can remember, I have had a passion for the game of volleyball. I started playing around the age of 8 and have loved it ever since. I played rec volleyball for the first 5 years of my volleyball career. As I got older, I realized that I loved this game and that I would enjoy playing it at a higher level. My first year of club volleyball I had a coach who knew a lot about the game and was a great teacher. Under him I was able to grow tremendously and become a much better player. The next year I was able to make a national team with just one year of higher level volleyball experience under my belt. I have proven to be a very coachable player, and even though I have only been playing volleyball at a high level for 3 years, I have learned and grown into a player that can compete with players who have much more experience than I do. I have accomplished a lot in the 3 years of club volleyball I have played and have earned the trust of my coaches. This trust makes them comfortable placing me in high pressure situations because they know I will deliver.
Although I tend to be more of a quiet leader, I am very good at encouraging my teammates and keeping spirits high even when we are losing. I have learned through the game that focusing on the mistakes that were made never helps as much as focusing on the things that can be done differently. This applies to my academic life as well. Focusing on what can be done better has made me the high achieving student that I am today. Because of my good work ethic and persistence, my goal for the future is to work in the medical field. I feel this would be a good fit for me because I enjoy working with people and I like to help others.
I can benefit your program because I am a team player and I will do what is the best for the team. Also, I am a very coachable player and I am willing to do anything to improve my skills and make the program better as a whole. Finally, I have an outstanding work ethic and I will put in hard work on and off the court. I set high goals for myself which has led to my success on the court and in the classroom.