Season: 2022

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.

 

Ausiana Ieru-Sa’O

Ausiana’s Volleyball Profile

  • High School: Rogers High School
  • Hometown: Puyallup, WA
  • College Committed: Tacoma Community College
  • Degree Pursuing: Creative Writing

Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • MVP
  • Most Inspirational
  • Getting into college as a middle blocker while being 5’6

Non-Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • student of the quarter
  • employee of the month
  • perfect attendance
My Favorites:
  • Memorable Moments: Getting 3rd overall in the Vegas Showcase and earning a medal my 16s year, earning a bid this year my 17s year.
  • Inspirational Quote: You can do anything you set your mind to” – Benjamin Franklin
  • Motivational Song: You Say by Lauren Daigle
  • Favorite color: purple

I’m inspired by my parents because when I think I’m ready to give up I look at how hard they’re working even when they want to give up and it inspires me to push harder for them!

Something most people don’t know about me is…I’m very humble and passionate about the things that I love!

In five (5) years I see myself…hopefully starting my first book and if not, I should at least have an idea of what I want to write about

Some advice I’d give to younger players is …don’t let people tell you that you can’t play a certain position even if it’s a coach or your parents, if you want to play that position train hard and don’t give up. give your heart to what you’re most passionate about

I’d like to thank my parents and my coaches but overall, I’d like to give praise and thanks to God, I wouldn’t have my talent without him, and he has given me this opportunity to further my athletic and academic 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!

 

Amanda Bussard

 

“ I believed in my talent I believed in what God gave me I believed in the knowledge that I have of the game” – Russell Wilson

  • Hometown: Puyallup, WA
  • Degree Pursuing:  Pre-Dental
  • Volleyball Awards:  All League Honorable Mention, All-League First Team, Senior Captain, District Champs 2020
  • Non-Volleyball Awards:  3 AP classes. 3.5 GPA

About Me

Some of my favorite volleyball moments are winning our district tournament and being a role model and example for younger girls looking up to me!  I want to remind young players to believe in yourself and have confidence in your skills.  Also, to have fun and leave everything you have on the court while building up your teammates!  I’m so inspired by my parents, they always give me good advice and support with my decisions! They are both successful in their own ways and it inspires me!  In 5 years I see myself working in Dentistry and living in Arizona!

Thank you Mom and Dad and My Coaches!

Annalise Scheerer

Annalise’s Volleyball Profile

  • High School: Emerald Ridge
  • Hometown: Puyallup, WA
  • University Committed: Carroll College
  • Degree Pursuing: Nursing

Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Most Inspirational (ERHS)
  • Most Improved Player (ERHS)
  • Sportsmanship award for high school

Non-Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • Top 20 Senior for my high school
  • Vice President of National honor society
  • Senior class secretary

My Favorites:

  • Memorable Moment: Winning SPSL league championship senior season!
  • Inspirational Quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it’s the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill
  • Motivational Song: Party in the USA -Miley Cyrus
  • Favorite color: Blue

I’m inspired by my mom because she is dedicated and overflows with compassion and patience with everyone she works with or is around. She pushes me to be the best version of myself and reminds me daily of what I need to be grounded in. She pushes me to pursue my faith daily and I wouldn’t be where I am today without her. I love you mom!

Something most people don’t know about me is I really love to make art, especially pottery and painting, but I don’t do it very often because I don’t have a lot of time. When I do have time though, it brings me a lot of joy and peace.

In five (5) years I see myself working in a hospital as a labor and delivery nurse, while working to get my master’s degree as a nurse practitioner. I hope to have my own apartment and to have a dog, specifically a golden retriever 🙂

My advice to any younger player is to work to be the best person and have the best attitude that you can in whatever role you are placed in. Whether it is on the court or on the bench, have a great attitude, encourage your teammates, and respect your coaches. One of the best things about volleyball is your teammates, so walk into the gym every day with the mindset that you are going to be the best teammate. You can only control what you can control, and being a good teammate is one of those things, so make a positive impact and create a good culture. This will get you more respect from your teammates and coaches then being the “star athlete.” Your coaches will notice a player being positive and impactful over one that is not, so be the noticeable one.

I want to first thank my parents. They have invested so much time and money into my volleyball career and experience, so I couldn’t have done it without them. They have loved and supported me through this journey that started 6 years ago, and they continue to love and support everything I am doing as a move onto the next stage of my career and life in college. I want to thank all of my coaches that I have had because everyone has grown me in such different areas whether it be volleyball or life skills. I want to specifically thank Coach Kasey Yost, who I started my volleyball journey with, because he instilled in me my passion and love for the sport and I wouldn’t be pursuing college ball without his influence on me. Also, I want to specifically thank Coach Bobby and Jill for investing in me and coaching me the past 3 years at ER and also my last year at Puget Sound. I have learned so much from them, and I wouldn’t be pursuing my dreams of college volleyball without their support and help along the way. Lastly, I want to thank all of my teammates throughout my whole career. The relationships I have and everyone I have met along the way have taught me so much. I am forever grateful for all of the memories that have come from playing over my career, and specifically this past season at puget sound, with my teammates. I have had so much fun this season and I am going to miss everyone so much!

 

Meeya Robinson

Meeya’s Volleyball Profile

  • High School:  Emerald Ridge
  • Hometown: Puyallup, WA
  • University Attending: Park University Gilbert
  • Degree Pursuing: Business Administration

Volleyball Accomplishments:

  • League Champs 2021-2022 HS Season
  • South Puget Sound League Honorable Mention
  • Having the opportunity to commit to a school to play volleyball and get my education

Non-Volleyball Accomplishments: Outstanding Scholastic Award-obtaining a 3.5 GPA during high school season

My most memorable volleyball moments are being league champs for high school, beating Puyallup when they were ranked higher, being coached by Bobby and Jill both high school and club.

My Favorite Inspirational Quote:  “Champions aren’t made in the gym. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision” – Muhammad Ali

My Favorite motivational inspirational song: The Climb- Miley Cyrus

My favorite color: Light pink

I’m inspired by my mom because of her hard work and how she’s gotten where she is in her career and how much she does for our family.

Something about me that most people don’t know is I love to be in the kitchen baking, cooking for my family being with my dad while he cooks.

In 5 years, I see myself graduated from college working as a real estate agent and having my license in different states planning to start my own brokerage.

Some advice I’d like to give younger players is Never give up! Don’t compare yourself to the next girl because one day you will be someone that people look up to. But to also remember to work hard because it will not be handed to you, you have to want it and work for it.

I would like to thank my parents, siblings, and coaches because they never stopped believing in me and also push me to be great.

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.