Position: Outside Hitter

Paige Sugg

  • High School: Decatur High School
  • Hometown: Federal Way, WA
  • University Attending: University of Redlands
  • Degree Pursuing: Exercise Science

Volleyball Accomplishments:  Being able to see the change in my skill and seeing my improvement. As well committing to college to continue my love for the sport.

Non-Volleyball Accomplishments: Being able to grow up and learn how to do things on my own, and graduating high school, as well deciding what college I’m spending the next 4 years of my life at.

My most memorable volleyball moments are the Matt Hartner Tournament in Oregon in my 16s year – our first day of the tournament we wore my moms shirts and played for her.  As well, being able to play for 2 of my favorite coaches at psvba this year!

My Favorites:

Inspirational Quote: “attitude is everything” – Heather Sugg

Motivational Song: Determinate – from the movie lemonade mouth

Favorite Color: forest green

I’m inspired by My mom. She inspires me the most, because she fought so hard after being diagnosed. She never let her attitude or how hard it was get in the way of how she lived her life. She always taught me that being yourself and fighting for what you believe in is the best way to “survive” life.

Something about me that most people don’t know about me I would say is my humor.  Not many people know my sense of humor because it takes me a little bit to open up to people. Also outside of volleyball and school i am very adventurous and love the outdoors.

In five (5) years I see myself graduating college, and starting my new life of being an athletic trainer.

Some advice I’d like to give younger players is Don’t be afraid to make a mistake, it’s okay! there is not one person who doesn’t make a mistake. Also, just be your self, have fun with the sport. You can’t enjoy a sport if you don’t make it fun.

I would thank Coach Kyla and Katlyn, my dad and Sydney Locke. They all helped me get through so much, and always made sure that i was doing okay. They were definitely a big part of why i was able to continue to love the sport and want to further my career.

 

Tara Hutchinson

  • High School: Annie Wright
  • Hometown: Tacoma
  • College Attending: Washington State University
  • Degree Pursuing: Pre-Dental
  • Years at PSVBA: 3 (2020, 2021, 2022)

Volleyball Accomplishments:  Having a long club career and placing 4th at State.

Non-Volleyball Accomplishments:  Earning an International Baccalaureate Diploma.

My most memorable volleyball moments are meeting some of my best friends through club and traveling out of state.

My Favorites

Inspirational Quote:  It matters not what you’ve done, but what you do with what you’ve done for others (Noah Centineo)

  • Motivational or Inspirational Song:  Nobody’s Perfect (Hannah Montana)
  • Color:  Purple

I’m inspired by my grandma for the love and compassion she has for everyone, and how selfless she is!

Something about me that most people don’t know is that I can “almost” do the splits.

In 5 years I see myself “happy” and still in school (maybe orthodontics) thriving.

I’d like younger players to put in the work cause others around you are always getting better too and don’t cheat yourself in practice because in the end you’re hurting yourself and your team

Thank you Mom, Dad, Kiran and all my coaches who have ever worked with me!

 

Gabrielle Thomas

Elle’s Volleyball Profile

  • High School:  White River
  • Hometown: Buckley, WA
  • University Attending: Pacific Lutheran University
  • Degree Pursuing: Nursing

Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • SPSL 1st Team All League 2019, 2020, 2021
  • 1st Team All Area 2021
  • All State Honorable Mention 2021
  • 2021 All State Game
  • 2021 Tacoma Athletic Commission Fall Athlete of the Year

Non-Volleyball Accomplishments:  100+ hours volunteering for MultiCare

My most memorable volleyball moments are competing at nationals in 2019,2021, and 2022

My Favorite Inspirational Quote: “Don’t Suck”- Brian Embery

My Favorite motivational inspirational song: Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver

My favorite color: dark green

I’m inspired by my mom because of how much she cares for people and goes out of her way to make them happy. Anyone who knows her knows how much she loves to give and I hope to one day be as generous as her.

Something about me that most people don’t know is when my mom was a kid, she competed in the Junior Olympics as a synchronized swimmer, so whenever we go on vacation and there is a pool, I always try to mirror her talents, and absolute fail every time.

In 5 years I see myself in grad school earning my certification to be a nurse practitioner.

Some advice I’d like to give younger players is “Never stop playing for your teammates, those people will be some of the best you ever meet!

I would like to thank my parents for supporting me most through this journey. Not only have they financially supported me, but I do not remember a single time where neither of them were at one of my games. Even if the truck broke down on the side of the road (true story) they both still showed up.