My dream has always been to play volleyball at the college level, I've always set long-term and short-term goals for myself. I've decided that I want to get my doctorate in physical therapy and earn a degree in sports medicine. I believe there are many things that make me stand out as an athlete, teammate, and person, I've overcome many obstacles on and off the court. My freshman year I had surgery on my sternoclavicular joint which was really hard for me. I'm a very athletic and busy person so sitting around for a while and not being able to play volleyball that year was very hard, but I worked very hard in the summer of 2020 not only to get stronger but to come back better than ever. My Sophomore year I really did what I was determined to do I came back from surgery and was one of the strongest girls in my high school with the most improvement. I improved immensely at volleyball as well and I've never been better. That summer my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, now this was a very big obstacle for our whole family, but she is a very positive, strong, determined, and willing person. Due to her diagnosis, I had to take on many more responsibilities including, taking care of my younger brother and helping more around the house. In December 2020 she completed her last chemo treatment and a few months later was told that she was cancer-free. These obstacles made me way stronger as a person and athlete. I still go to the gym every day in order to get better and I will continue to do so, I've been told numerous times that I am coachable, intelligent, and adaptable on and off the court, dedicated, consistent, and that I have a great moral character. I also don't dwell on mistakes; I learn from them and move on. I have the desire and willpower to improve.