Season: 2021

Eagles – Kangaroos

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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.

 

Sydney Bronson

Sydney’s Volleyball Profile

  • High School: Capital High School
  • Hometown: Tenino, WA
  • College Committed: Tacoma Community College
  • Degree Pursuing: Aviation

Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • First team all-area
  • First team honorable mention

Non-Volleyball Accomplishments: Honor roll

My Favorites:

Memorable Moment: Foot faulting by 5 feet in a high school tournament

Inspirational Quote: Dream big—-but remember dreams without goals are just dreams, and they ultimately fuel disappointment. Denzel Washington

Motivational Song: Not a song but Ben Lionel Scotts podcast

Favorite color: Shades of blue

About Me:

I’m inspired by my…My dad inspires me the most because of his loyalty, dedication and being trustworthy.

Something most people don’t know about me is…I love to go hiking and be outdoors.

In five (5) years I see myself…In college continuing towards my master’s degree in aviation.

Some advice I’d give to younger players is …Always push past your limits, be dedicated in everything you do.

Thank you to …My parents for always supporting and being by my side in decisions, Coach Micah from my 12s year at Puget sound, coach mike from 90Ten, Coach Walsh for believing in me, coach Turcotte for providing options, and coach Katlyn for giving me the opportunity to play in college.

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!

 

Sydney Locke

Sydney’s Volleyball Profile

  • High School: Decatur High School
  • Hometown: Federal Way, WA
  • University Committed: Willamette University
  • Degree Pursuing: Exercise Science

Volleyball Accomplishments: Seeing my growth as not just a player but also an individual throughout the past 4 years

Non-Volleyball Accomplishments: Maintaining a 3.7 GPA and Highline Community College.

My Favorites:

Memorable Moment: Travel tournaments!

Inspirational Quote: “When life gets you down, all you got to do is just keep swimming” -Dory

Motivational Song: Where is the love? By black eyed peas

Favorite color: Sage green

I’m inspired by my Mom!

Something most people don’t know about me is I love animals and the outdoors

In five (5) years I see myself continuing schooling at a chiropractic college.

Some advice I’d give to younger players is reach out to college coaches the earliest you can!

I would like to thank my coaches over the past few years at Puget Sound, for the support and most of all being patient with me. As I started off volleyball my 15s year I felt like I was behind lots of other played with knowledge and skills. While my coaches had patience with me, I have build up those skills and am now continuing my love for volleyball in college!

Roslyn Zentz

Roslyn’s Volleyball Profile

  • High School: Rogers High School
  • Hometown: Eatonville, WA
  • University Attending: Montana Technological University
  • Degree Pursuing: Business Administration

Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Varsity Captain 2021 Spring and 2021 Fall Season
  • 2nd Team All-League 2021 Spring
  • 1st Team All-League 2021 Fall
  • All State Honorable Mention
  • Setter All Area 2021
  • 4 Year Varsity Letter Winner

Non-Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Outstanding Achievement Award 2019
  • Student of the Month 2021
  • 6th in State 4×400 Meter Relay 2019
  • DECA 6th in State & National Presenter
  • National Honor Society
  • Rambassador
  • 4 Year Varsity Letter Winner Track and Field

My most memorable volleyball moments:

  • Winning the Sundome Tournament my Sophomore year in Yakima.
  • Winning the League tournament my freshman year and getting to play in the championship game.
  • Playing in the All-State Game in December.
  • Having the opportunity to play for great coaches for my last club season.

My Favorites

Inspirational Quote: “Don’t forget where you came from, but never lose sight of where you are going” – Luke Taylor

Motivational Song: Determinate From “Lemonade Mouth”

Color: Blue

The people who inspire the most are definitely my parents, they have given me everything I could ask for including a work ethic which I am extremely thankful for. There has never been a time in my life that my parents haven’t been working hard, they have dedicated countless hours from car rides to tournaments to help my dream of playing volleyball a reality. I am thankful for everything they do, and I know I wouldn’t be who I am today without them.

Something about me that most people don’t know is I used to cry at America’s Funniest Home Videos because I thought they were too mean.

In 5 years, I see myself Graduated from college and working in a field/industry that I love.

Some advice I’d offer to younger players is to enjoy the time you have with your teammates, they will become your closest friends.

I would like to thank my parents and grandparents for being there consistently. Coach Bobby and Jill for helping me grow this past year and continue to love volleyball and Coach Syd Norris for convincing Coach Brian to recruit me at Montana Tech.

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!

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.