How did playing club prepare you for being a collegiate athlete?
I didn’t realize this until getting to college, but club provides such a great platform for learning how to balance school, friends, and athletics—the biggest key to surviving college. Club takes up a LOT of time and maintaining school and non-volleyball friends outside of that schedule throughout my club years helped me adjust to college so well.
Best advice having gone through recruitment?
Be patient and remember that your coaches are there to help!! Ask for help because your coaches (even if you don’t think so) know you and know a lot about other volleyball programs—it’s not their first rodeo. I know personally my club and high school coaches were tremendously helpful in not just the process, but also reminding me to stay patient as I alluded to before. Also, it’s extremely difficult to think about this in the moment but try and get perspective. Enjoy the process as best you can because once you’re done, you’re done.
Favorite part of being a collegiate athlete?
MY TEAM. I cannot imagine going to college without a team, and not having met the girls I know today. Likewise, being a collegiate athlete provides an incredible outlet from the rest of school. In other words, if I’m having a bad day, I know I can look forward to getting into the gym and forgetting about all the outside stuff!