Position: Defensive Specialist

Katelynn Wakefield

Inspirational Quote: Pain is temporary winning is forever -My Dad

About Me

My favorite color is green, and I love the song “Don’t Stop Believing – Journey”.  My most memorable volleyball moments are of me hitting a ball off a girls face and then Paris hitting it down for the kill.  I’m inspired by my mom – she handles her emotions very well and is very good at dealing with people even when she’s upset.  Something about me that most people don’t know is that I can talk with my mouth shut.  In 5 years, I see myself probably working for my father.  I want to thank my parents and my club coaches for supporting me throughout my volleyball career!

  • High School: Kennedy Catholic
  • Hometown: Normandy Park, WA
  • College Attending: South Puget Sound College
  • Degree Pursuing: Business
  • Years at PSVBA: 5

Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Getting to State (2X)
  • Multiple Sportsmanship Awards
  • Student Athlete of the Week.

Non-Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • 3.9 GPA
  • Highest Honor Roll all 4 years of high school.

I’d like younger players to

never give up ever

Kamalani Enomoto

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.


Sophie Derout

  • High School: Steilacoom
  • Hometown: Steilacoom, WA
  • College Attending: University of Oregon
  • Degree Pursuing: Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Years at PSVBA: 1

Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Getting 3rd at state my junior year.

Non-Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • I was voted student-athlete of the year at my school.

My most memorable volleyball moments are:

  • Going to state in Yakima and winning districts.

About ME

My favorite color is purple.  I’m inspired by my Mom because she’s motivated me and pushed my limits both academically and physically.  Something about me that most people don’t know is I was a competitive ice skater for 8 years and got offers to work with Olympic coaches.  In 5 years, I see myself getting my master’s degree in psychology.  I’d like to thank my school volleyball coach.

Advice for our younger players

To work and push yourself outside the volleyball court in order to maintain your strength. Also, to keep a positive mindset so volleyball still is a sport of enjoyment.

Brooklyn Thesenvitz

About Me

My mom, dad, brother, and sister inspire me everyday. I can not pick one person.  My mom is kind and understanding and knows me so well. I talk to her about everything, and she pushes me to always do the right thing. My dad will always give me the facts. He is honest with me, and he always guides me down the right path. My brother is very driven and goal oriented, which helps me to keep my own goals in check. My sister is the most empathetic person I’ve ever met. She is a constant reminder that I should always have love in my heart for others.  Something about me that most people don’t know is I am very talented at doodling.  I see myself being a 1st grade teacher with a very trendy and aesthetic classroom.  I’d like to thank my mom and dad, and my first coach at Puget Sound, Coach Mike. He believed in me when I played my first year at Puget Sound and has always supported me throughout these last 6 years.

  • High School: Kennedy Catholic
  • Hometown: Burien, WA
  • College Attending: Whatcom College
  • Degree Pursuing: Elementary Education
  • Years at PSVBA: 6

Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Being a strong leader and captain
  • making varsity all 4 years of high school
  • Receiving a scholarship to play college volleyball

Non-Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Making amazing friends
  • Growing as a person and finding things that make me happy
  • Getting closer with my family


Inspirational Quote: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me Philippians 4:13

  • Song: SOS by Rihanna, but I would call that more of a hype song
  • Color: Green

My most memorable volleyball moments are:

  • Going to state my junior and senior year
  • Doing the western volleyball camp with my high school team
  • Singing the national anthem on senior night
  • Going to Vegas with my mom both times this year and eating way to much frozen yogurt
  • Doing escape rooms
  • Study hall 17s year
  • Going to Indianapolis with my dad 14s year

Advice for younger players

If the server keeps acing you, just smile when she tosses it cause odds are you’re overthinking it.


Tatyana Tauese Paulino

About Me

Some of my most memorable volleyball moments are celebrating on the bench, going to team lunches, making TikToks, and watching Bobby gritty!!  And dancing all the time!  I love… love… LOVE…to dance!  My amazing mom inspires me. No matter how stressful she does her very best to stay positive and has taught me so many life lessons.  After college, I see myself getting my doctorates to start my path to becoming a sports psychologist.  I would like to thank the one and only Diana Paulino.  She has never ever missed a game of mine and that’s something not everyone can say. She’s supported me in everything and has continuously taught me to be not only a better teammate, but a better person overall. Thank you, mommy.

  • High School: Curtis
  • Hometown: Lakewood, WA
  • College Attending: California State Polytechnic University, Humbolt
  • Degree Pursuing: Social Psychology
  • Years at PSVBA: 2

Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Finished 2nd & 5th at State
  • Offered College Athletic Scholarship
  • Making All-State Team
  • Winning All-State Match

Non-Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Voted “Most Likely to Make Your Day” for Yearbook
  • Elected Senior Class Treasurer

My Favorites

  • Inspiration Quote: “You didn’t come this far just to come this far”- Matthew Reilly

  • Song: “I smile” By Kirk Franklin
  • Color: Blue!

Advice for Younger Players

Always. Have. FUN!! Cherish every moment and do your best to have a positive mindset.

Celia Dowell

About Me

I’m inspired by my mom and dad because they work very hard to provide for me and they support/encourage me in all that I do.  Something about me that most people don’t know is My faith and family is very important to me.  In 5 years I see myself being a physical therapist or an athletic trainer in my hometown.  Winning a bid to play at nationals, Oregon tournament and making tik toks are some of my most memorable volleyball moments.  I want to thank God, my family, coaches, teammates and friends for supporting me throughout my school/club volleyball career!

  • High School: Mount Rainier
  • Hometown: Kent/Des Moines
  • College Attending: Concordia University Irvine
  • Degree Pursuing: Kinesiology
  • Years at PSVBA: 4

Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Blue Jersey Award (9)
  • All-League Honorable Mention (9)
  • RAM Award (10)
  • All-League 2nd Team (10)
  • Team MVP (11)
  • 1st Team All-League (11)
  • 6th at State (11)
  • Team MVP (12)
  • 1st Team All-League (12)
  • All State Team (12)
  • 4th at State (12)

Non-Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Getting accepted into Concordia University
  • Getting baptized


Inspirational Quote: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me Philippians 4:13

  • Song: None
  • Color: Blue


Advice I’d give to our younger players:

Enjoy every moment, play your heart out and never give up.

Olivia Deckard


“Rest in the end, not in the middle. – Kobe bryant

  • Hometown: Renton, WA
  • Degree Pursuing:  Athletic Training
  • Volleyball Awards:  All-League First Team, All-League MVP
  • Non-Volleyball Awards:  Graduating Early

About Me

Some of my favorite volleyball moments are making Varsity all 4 years, being MVP & First Team All-League, and beating the 3rd rank team in the nation in my U16 club year!  I want to remind young players to always try your best no matter what, learn to love the process, not the results. Always have fun because club volleyball doesn’t last forever.  I’m so inspired by my mom because no matter what happens to her, she always treats others with love, and she is the most selfless person and will never think of herself first.  In 5 years, I see myself working as a high school athletic trainer or playing professional volleyball.  Thank to my husband Ruvim because he was always there for me pushing me to do my best even when I felt discouraged. I also want to thank my athletic trainer Mr. Geise, he helped me a ton with my knee, but also held me accountable for getting things done and pushing me to my full potential as a student and player.


Sydney Downing

Sydney’s Volleyball Profile

  • High School: Sumner High School
  • Hometown: Sumner, WA
  • University Committed: Linfield University
  • Degree Pursuing: Exercise Science with a Pre-Med Focus

Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Four Year Varsity Player
  • Sumner High School Program MVP
  • 2 Year Captain
  • All League Honorable Mention (2021)

Non-Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • 100+ Community Service Hours
  • Student of the Year Award (2018)
  • National Honors Society
  • Member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
  • Honor Roll (Every Semester SHS)
  • Dean’s List (Green River College)
  • Running Start Student

My Favorites:

  • Memorable Moments:  Team rooms, team bonding at Ruston, spending time with the team at travel tournaments, staying late after practice and talking in the parking lot, and when we forked and coned Kyla and Katlyn’s house.
  • Inspirational Quote: You always wonder what you could have done differently, but there is always the healthier part that says you integrate it and you get on. You never get over it, you just get used to it. You get calloused a little bit harder maybe, but take these tragic things and turn them into something meaningful and worthy of the loss. – Mark Ruffalo
  • Motivational Song: Lean on Me – Bill Withers
  • Favorite color: Aqua

I’m inspired by my papa. Growing up, he never swore, he never yelled, and he never had a bad thing to say about anything or anyone. After he suffered a stroke and suffered complete right side paralysis, he never stopped working to get better for himself and for his family. As hard of a situation he is faced with everyday, he continues to never complain and look for the positives in every aspect of his life.

Something most people don’t know about me is the blue spot on my left arm is a birthmark, not a bruise.

In five (5) years I will most likely be in a doctoral or graduate program.

Some advice I’d give to younger players is understand that you are not perfect. Have confidence in yourself and put faith into the training you have put hard work into.

Thank you to My Parents!