18 Kamalani Enomoto

Defensive Specialist
College Committment
Colby College
High School
Annie Wright
Grad Year
Current Team
2023 Seniors
2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

About Me

My friend Jennivev is one of the youngest, most inspirational beings in my life. She is a perfect role model of a student-athlete and holds me accountable to have a good balance of school & volleyball. She knows how to self-advocate for her best-interest and encourages me to follow her lead. Jenn is tons of fun and she’s been a friend when I’ve needed her most.  I love the outdoors. I love long hikes, swimming under waterfalls, playing in the snow like a toddler, and most especially, rock climbing. Climbing has made me understand the value of celebrating small victories and being forgiving towards myself. I’ve also embraced a more patient mindset by understanding that progress takes time and perseverance. The lessons I’ve learned through this vastly different sport has proven to help strengthen the mindset needed to reset and “shake off” my mistakes in volleyball.  I won’t settle until I get my masters degree or higher in whatever field I end up choosing in the future. It’s a personal goal of mine. Hopefully in the market for a treehouse with high ceilings. Might make a coffee with a fancy espresso machine that I’ll definitely have.  I’d like to thank Jeff Grosshans (school coach) and Rodney Kalalau (favorite coach) for supporting me through my club/school volleyball career.

  • High School: Annie Wright School
  • Hometown: Federal Way, WA
  • College Attending: Colby College
  • Degree Pursuing: Computer Science and/or Environmental Sciences
  • Years at PSVBA: 5
Volleyball Accomplishments:
  • AWS volleyball team won League Champions 2021, 2022, & 2023.
  • All-Nisqually League First Team (2021-22 & 2022-23)
  • Won second place at State 1A (2022-23)
Non-Volleyball Accomplishments:
  • I am graduating with Honors as a full International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma candidate.

“If you’re going through hell, keep going” is on a magnet at my house

  • Song: “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar ft. SZA
  • Color: Orange
My most memorable volleyball moments are:
  • Successfully pancaked a ball for the first time at Triple Crown when I was 14 years old
  • Qualified for Nationals (GJNC) in our 2021-2022 season when I was 17 years old

Advice for younger players

Burnout is real & school is more important than volleyball no matter what any coach says. It’s crucial to prioritize self-care and a balance between your commitments and personal well-being. On the other hand, don’t use burnout as an excuse to be a bad teammate.