|Club||Rob Recio||ASPIRE 18U||Tempe||AZ|
|High School||Kolette Hysong|
**ADDITIONAL GAME FILM AT THE URLs LISTED BELOW fFFOR ALEXANDRA “LEXIE” MOCARSKI
Aspire Volleyball Club # 10
(Outside Hitter or Middle if one of our middles is not present for a game or tournament). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svnhWDPvUag&feature=player_detailpage
GH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL 2012 SEASON AND 2013 SEASON
Chaparral Athletic Firebird Award (Volleyball) (Outside Hitter) 2013
90% of my court time is played as an OUTSIDE HITTER BUT I AM NEVER TAKEN OUT OF THE Rotation IN THE COURSE OF A GAME BECAUSE MY OF MY STATS. I WAS PLAYING MIDDLE BACK IN ADDITION TO OUTSIDE HITTER. FURTHERMORE, HAVE PLAYED MIDDLE FOR AN UNDEFEATED TEAM WHEN I STARTED AS A MIDDLE FOR ST. FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL IN WHEATON, ILLINOIS,AT MY CLUB, NEW WAVE WHICH IS NOW "NEW WAVE- FUSION DUE TO A MERGE THIS YEAR 2011 Played in the AAU Tournament in Orlando, Florida (team seeded #11 2011
15 Hurricane - 1st in the GOLD DIVISION with a record of 6-0. On Saturday the Hurricane showed its dominance with strong serving and consistent play by winning all matches and two games and keeping them under 10 points. On Sunday, the Hurricane continued their winning ways by knocking off Next Level 25-10, 25-14, and beating Cyclones 25-9, 25-15. In the finals the Hurricane faced an undefeated Kane County team, but won in three games.
One of 8 volleyball players throughout the United States selected to play in Western Europe as an UNITED STATES VOLLEYBALL AMBASSADOR ELITE TEAM PLAYER
2013 (April Testing) VERTICAL (to be re-,measured this week) BLOCK JUMP 9' APPROACH 9' 3'
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Entering Chaparral High School as a sophomore after leaving St. Francis High School in Wheaton, I had the honor of making Chaparral's volleyball team. During my sophomore year, I started and played in all 39 games missing only 5 minutes of playing time due to the following incident. During one of our most important games, I had to be pulled out of the game due to the fact that my eyebrow was split open accidently by my teammate's bobbi pin after our heads collided; I felt blood running down my face. Quickly, I was taken to the locker room while my coach called for a time out to have all of the blood on the court and to stall the game so I could return. While in the trainer's office, my coaches taped my eyebrow to stop the bleeding and get me back out on the court. In addition, they had me switch jerseys with a teammate since my jersey was so bloody. Happily, I was able to return to the game after missing two plays. I never hesitated to rush back onto the court because I knew how important this game was for our team.
On the court, I make it my responsibility to encourage and provide praise to all of my teammates. The coaches say that I am a spark on the court. I am a very focused player that wants to see all of my teammates reach their potential by celebrating their successes. On the rare occasions when I am not physically in a game like when I was overcoming an injury that I sustained with an awkward step on the bottom stairs at my house. I refused to let this bring me down and I posted my daily goals and followed my mother's continuous reminders that I held my destiny in my own hands. I saw my injury as a hurdle that I knew I would overcome with the right mindset, my love and passion for the support. I knew that I had been told all my life that I should not pray for an easy life, but pray to be a strong person. I clearly knew that I owed it to my team to do everything in my power to get back on the court as soon as I was physically cleared to play. I could not let my team down and I always had that in the back of my mind. My ability to stay focused, positive and a leader when I was off the court and on the court was why I received the Firebird Award which was truly an honor and can be attributed to my teammates' continuous belief in me. Off the court, I display leadership by leading by example. I am always there to help others because I owe so many people for helping me whenever I needed it. I have strong beliefs in what is wrong and what is right. I never judge people but I make it a point to listen to students that want to change who they are or who are looking for guidance. When I was selected by my school district to represent our district in a retreat with other student leaders from all over Arizona, I was surprised since I was only a student in the district for one year. Unitown Camp is a diversity and leadership development camp for high school students. It is a great opportunity for young people from all over several cities where high school leaders come together and deal with issues such as racism, violence in their community, cliques and many more topics that greatly affect teens on a daily basis. It was a huge honor and one that I took very seriously and wanted to attend but I had a prior commitment to play in a volleyball national qualifier.
As a student athlete, I believe I need to be a role model for others. I am very dedicated to cross training three times a week in addition to my club team's practices and tournaments. I feel it is essential to continually utilize those muscles that directly impact my performance and those which enhance my performance. I take volleyball and athletic training very seriously. One of the trainers that I work with is Nick Hysong. He was an Olympic Gold Medalist in pole vaulting. He has instilled in me the drive to push myself 110%. It is his expectation and one that I strive to achieve. Coach Hysong has worked with me for two years and will continue to train me through 2014. At my club, Aspire, I attend training that focuses on your core and works specifically on increasing your vertical. That is done twice a week. Additionally, if I have a Saturday or Sunday when I am not playing in a tournament, I work with my private coach on those days, Coach Rob Recio from Aspire while also working with my Special Olympic Volleyball team girls which is the most rewarding of all experiences.
I have been involved in community service since I was six years old. My family and I were actively involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. At one point, there was a concern that my little brother had cystic fibrosis. We realized how blessed our family was that he did not have this life threatening disease, we knew that we had to do whatever it took to help other children and families as much as we could. As a family, we raised money for the foundation through community service and events that aided the children and raised money to raise money for more medical research and provide families with money to offset the costs of their high medical bills. Also, after developing many friendships with children at Phoenix Children's Hospital, I wanted to do anything I could do to help my friends that I made. The only way I felt that I could do this as a nine year old was to collect pop tops from soda cans. I started by having all students and teachers join in my efforts. The pop tops were given to a company that melted down the metal. The money they gave us for our efforts went directly to the Ronald McDonald House to help provide free meals and accommodations for families spending lengthy periods of time "living" next door to the hospital where their child was fighting for their life. That service project eventually spread quickly through my school district and everyone was willing to support the cause. It was a project that was near and dear to my heart. I felt that it was the least I could do for my friends and other children who were suffering physically and mentally. When I was 12, I volunteered at a soup
kitchen in downtown Chicago where homeless families could come in for a warm, homemade lunch
which I was involved in making, serving and cleaning up. In addition, I assisted in creating packages with healthy foods for the well deserving families that came to help their family in the best way they knew how. Also, I spent my weekends in sixth, seventh and eighth grade attending events at Sunrise Retirement home. My classmates and I played games, provided simple entertainment and company for the elderly who were so appreciative and grateful for our love and time. During that time period, I was also selected to aid physically and mentally disabled children and adults at Marklund Homes where physically and mentally challenged adults and children needed people to make them feel worthy and deserving young people to just spend time with them. We spent time bowling, making crafts, reading them books and providing a sincere individual for them to talk to. Some people may see this as an act of kindness but it was an honor and a gift for us to be lucky enough to learn from them. We actually were the ones who benefited from the experience. These individuals held a special place in my heart and they gave more to me then I gave to them. Upon moving to Arizona, I felt that burning desire to continue to give back to those who had helped me become a better person. I knew that I had to pursue service projects almost immediately. Therefore, I began spending my half days going into classrooms with children who were second language learners. I have never felt so appreciated for my time. It was an experience that was more rewarding for me than the children. The highlight of their weeks were the days that I was there to help them learn. Presently, I am a volunteer and coach for the Special Olympics. On weekends when I do not have volleyball tournaments, I help the Special Olympic athletes prepare for their competitions and Nationals. It is an experience that I look forward to!