|Club||Jeff Reavis||Orlando Volleyball Academy||-||-|
|High School||Lindsey Hurlebaus|
AAU Nationals 17 Open Champion
Starting DS - Orlando Volleyball Academy 16 Asics 2011
Starting DS - The First Academy 2010 2A Florida State Champions
I am the starting Libero and team captain for The First Academy in Orlando, FL. We are 5 time State Champions & every season we defeat the best 3A-8A teams in Central Florida & state wide.
This is my 7th year of Club Volleyball play and I am currently the Libero/DS on the Orlando Volleyball Academy 18 Asics Team. Last season we won AAU Nationals for 17 Open,
I was chosen to be part of a new leadership initiative on how to achieve goals that our school is rolling out. The Headmaster, Principal and my Volleyball Coach chose me to introduce the program to the student body at the beginning of the school year and to start and lead the groups.
For Volleyball, I am the voice on the court. I think defense is the key to winning and I'm constantly letting all blockers and hitters know what defense we are playing, what adjustments we are making and where to hit the ball.
I have grown up in a family of athletes. My cousins are professional athletes, my parents, aunts and uncles are athletes and my sister is an incredible athlete. So in other words, it's a way of life in my family.
Since I was a child I have been eating healthy, first because it was what I was fed and now because I understand why it's so vital to good health and optimal athletic performance. I don't drink soda and I've never had a meal at McDonalds. My diet consists primarily of whole foods and lean proteins. For years I have been packing my own lunch of organic greens, raw walnuts, greek yogurt etc. and for years I was made fun of....now my girl friends all come to me for advise on healthy foods and what to eat.
In addition to playing volleyball, both Sand and Indoor 12 months a year, I have been working out at level 3 at Titus Sports Performance for 2 years and also weight train at school. For the last 2 years I have participated in Varsity Track and Field, which keeps my cardio and speed at peak performance as well.
I have been the assistant to the athletic trainer for football and basketball for The First Academy which is important to me as this is the profession I wish to pursue. I really enjoy being part of the energy and providing support to the athletes during games.
I have also been involved with the Best Buddy organization and have built relationships with the kids which has been amazing. I have helped organize special events that they would not otherwise experience, such as creating Homecoming and Prom dances that we host and participate while honoring the kids.
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