I have been playing volleyball since 6th grade. As a freshman, I was asked to be the starting libero for the varsity team. The sport has always been one of my favorites, but this year has made me truly appreciate all that I have and realize what I love. Volleyball is one of those things that bring love into my life. This is more than just a sport to me. I will go the extra mile to not only better myself, but to help the team. I'm not afraid to have to put in an extra hour of practice or watch tapes and clips to increase my knowledge and abilities of the game. Each day that I show up to practice I look to push myself and my teammates to get better. One aspect of this game that I love so much, is the camaraderie that is created. Being part of a team with strong bonds while playing such a competitive sport is very important. To know that each girl both on and off the court has your back is reassuring. Another characteristic of this sport that is not comparable to any other, is energy. I tend to be very vocal both on and off the court, at practice and games, and always cheering for my teammates.