- High School: Emerald Ridge
- Hometown: Puyallup, WA
- University Committed: Carroll College
- Degree Pursuing: Nursing
- Most Inspirational (ERHS)
- Most Improved Player (ERHS)
- Sportsmanship award for high school
- Top 20 Senior for my high school
- Vice President of National honor society
- Senior class secretary
- Memorable Moment: Winning SPSL league championship senior season!
- Inspirational Quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it’s the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill
- Motivational Song: Party in the USA -Miley Cyrus
- Favorite color: Blue
I’m inspired by my mom because she is dedicated and overflows with compassion and patience with everyone she works with or is around. She pushes me to be the best version of myself and reminds me daily of what I need to be grounded in. She pushes me to pursue my faith daily and I wouldn’t be where I am today without her. I love you mom!
Something most people don’t know about me is I really love to make art, especially pottery and painting, but I don’t do it very often because I don’t have a lot of time. When I do have time though, it brings me a lot of joy and peace.
In five (5) years I see myself working in a hospital as a labor and delivery nurse, while working to get my master’s degree as a nurse practitioner. I hope to have my own apartment and to have a dog, specifically a golden retriever 🙂
My advice to any younger player is to work to be the best person and have the best attitude that you can in whatever role you are placed in. Whether it is on the court or on the bench, have a great attitude, encourage your teammates, and respect your coaches. One of the best things about volleyball is your teammates, so walk into the gym every day with the mindset that you are going to be the best teammate. You can only control what you can control, and being a good teammate is one of those things, so make a positive impact and create a good culture. This will get you more respect from your teammates and coaches then being the “star athlete.” Your coaches will notice a player being positive and impactful over one that is not, so be the noticeable one.
I want to first thank my parents. They have invested so much time and money into my volleyball career and experience, so I couldn’t have done it without them. They have loved and supported me through this journey that started 6 years ago, and they continue to love and support everything I am doing as a move onto the next stage of my career and life in college. I want to thank all of my coaches that I have had because everyone has grown me in such different areas whether it be volleyball or life skills. I want to specifically thank Coach Kasey Yost, who I started my volleyball journey with, because he instilled in me my passion and love for the sport and I wouldn’t be pursuing college ball without his influence on me. Also, I want to specifically thank Coach Bobby and Jill for investing in me and coaching me the past 3 years at ER and also my last year at Puget Sound. I have learned so much from them, and I wouldn’t be pursuing my dreams of college volleyball without their support and help along the way. Lastly, I want to thank all of my teammates throughout my whole career. The relationships I have and everyone I have met along the way have taught me so much. I am forever grateful for all of the memories that have come from playing over my career, and specifically this past season at puget sound, with my teammates. I have had so much fun this season and I am going to miss everyone so much!