Season: 2021

Katie White

  • High School: Curtis
  • Hometown: Tacoma, WA
  • College Attending: South Puget Sound College
  • Degree Pursuing: TBD
  • Years at PSVBA: 3

Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Finished 2nd & 5th at State

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

Paris McDowell


“Don’t count the days; make the days count” – muhammed ali

About Me

Blue is my favorite color and I like the song ” I serve the bass” by future.  My little sister Makayla inspires me to do my best because I refuse to be the worse at volleyball out of the two of us.  My most memorable volleyball moment was when I went to Arizona with my high school team and we were able to play other teams at such a high level.  Something that most people don’t know about me is I really enjoy playing the piano.  In 5 years, I see myself continuing my education to become a gynecologist.  I would like to thank both of my parents and my sister, Makayla. I would also like to thank every coach I’ve had the honor of working with throughout my volleyball career.

  • High School: Emerald Ridge
  • Hometown: Puyallup, WA
  • College Attending: Undecided
  • Degree Pursuing: Biology
  • Years at PSVBA: 3

Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Going to nationals my 16s year while playing for Puget sound.

Non-Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Becoming a first-generation college student and making my parents proud.

Advice for younger players

I would tell them to be confident in themselves even if they must fake it because it will eventually feel natural. Also always have fun!

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.


Noelle White

About Me

I’m inspired by my high school volleyball coach Loni, inspires me the most. She has been through so much and still pushes herself to give 100% with everything she does.  Something about me that most people don’t know is I want to travel around the world and help others in need.  In 5 years, I hope to be working as a nurse, either doing travel nursing or labor and delivery.  I’d like to thank my family.  My parents have done so much to make volleyball happen for me. My family has always been my biggest supporters.

  • High School: Graham Kapowsin
  • Hometown: Puyallup, WA
  • College Attending: Grand Canyon University
  • Degree Pursuing: Nursing
  • Years at PSVBA: 3

Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Winning state with my high school volleyball team my senior year.

Non-Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Graduating with my Associate Degree by the end of high school.

My most memorable volleyball moments:

  • Every single state championship tournament with my high school team.
  • And nationals with my club team.


Inspirational Quote: You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.” -Serena Williams

  • Motivational or Inspirational Song: I bet you won’t – Level
  • Color: Blue

Advice for younger players

Have fun while it lasts!


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.


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.

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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.