Position: Libero

Ava Colello

About Me

Jennifer Coolidge inspires me because she is iconic and I aspire to be that level of gorgeousness.  Something most people don’t know about me is I know anything and everything about Disney (movies, parks, history) because of falling down one too many YouTube rabbit holes.  In five (5) years I see myself graduated college with a degree in marketing, having a stable job, a gorgeous apartment, owning a dog, and being iconic as ever.  Winning my first bid to nationals at 12, winning a Championship at the Pacific Northwest Tournament at 14, making the varsity team my freshman year are some of my most memorable volleyball moments.  I’d like to thank mom, grandma, and papa for supporting me through my school/club volleyball career!

  • High School: Bellarmine Prep
  • Hometown: Auburn, WA
  • University Attending: Saint Mary’s College of California
  • Degree Pursuing: Marketing

Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • 2nd Team All-League SPSL
  • Varsity Team Captain

Non-Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Yearbook Editor
  • Honor roll



  • Motivational Song: “you’ll always find your way back home” by hannah montana
  • Favorite color: Purple

Advice for younger players

Don’t take stuff personally, hustle, and let everyone be amazed at how iconic you are.


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!