How did playing club prepare you for being a collegiate athlete?
The thing that helped me most from club (especially Coast) was becoming a more competitive athlete and fighting to earn a starting spot. Freshman year is really hard because to get any time on the court in a game you need to show that you deserve it every minute of practice. Having a similar environment in club really helped me earn my minutes.
Biggest surprise of the transition from high school to college?
School is HARD. Juggling academics, volley, and extracurricular is way different in college.
Best advice or tips now having gone thru the college recruitment process?
The better your academics are, the easier it is to get recruited. With a higher GPA and test score, you become available to more colleges and, and an easy recruit for most. If the coach doesn’t have to battle admissions about academics, it’s really just that much easier. Especially for D3 teams where the coach doesn’t have as much pull with admissions. Study hard and the grades will come easier than you’d think.