Casey Pettiford

Club Team: Evolution Volleyball Club
Women's Volleyball

Athletics


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Floyd Pier Evolution Volleyball Club Alexandria VA
High School Ashleey Stevens
Volleyball Honors

2014 Team Awards:
Conference 3rd Place
2014 Individual Awards:
Captain, Player of the Match: October 14, 2014, Individual Preparation Award, 1st Team All Conference
Female Athlete of the Year at Christ Chapel Academy - 2014
2013 Individual Awards:
Captain, MVP, 1st Team All Conference, Player of the Match: Six times
2013 Team Awards:
Conference 3rd Place
2012 Individual Awards:
1st Team All-Conference, Individual Preparation Award
2011 Individual Awards:
Coaches Award 2011, Certificate of Excellence in Varsity Girls Volleyball

2015 Travel Season:
Starter
2014 Club Season:
Individual Awards: Starter, Team Captain
Team Awards: Gold Medal Champions (x2)
2013 Club Season:
Individual Awards: Starter, Team Captain, All- Round Player- no substitute,
Team Awards: Gold Medal Champions (x2), Silver Medal Winners (x1)

Volleyball Additional

Invited by AIST to Play in United World Games- 2015
Invited to tryout for the Under Armour National Team- 2015

Academics


GPA
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SAT Math
SAT Score (Composite)
ACT Score (Composite)
High School
Christ Chapel Academy
School City
Woodbridge
School State
VA
Guidance Counselor
David Dawdy
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
33
School Size
-
TOEFL Score
Class Rank
1
School Division
-
Major Category
Biological Sciences/Life Sciences
Major
Biomedical Sciences, General
Major Category
English Language and Lit./Letters
Major
American Literature (United States)
Other Academic Information
Senior: Student Government President 2015-2016 Worship Team Leader: 2015-2016 Junior: Perfect Score (5) on AP U.S. History Exam: July 2015 Student Government President: 2015-2016 Student of the Year: 2014-2015 School Year Dean's List: ALL Academic Quarters: 2014-2015 School Year Personal Counselor: 2014-2015 School Year Certificates of Excellence in AP US/VA History and 12th Grade Honors Physics: May 2015 Took AP History Exam: May 2015 Ronald Reagan Student Leader Award Recipient: May 2015 Prom Committee Head Adviser: Feb.-May 2015 Selected to attend University of Virginia's Society of Women Engineers High School Visitation Program: Feb. 2015 Attended Virginia Academy Student Leadership Conference: Feb. 2015 NHS Writing Center Tutor: Nov. 2014 Nominated to Homecoming Court: Oct. 2014 Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Award Recipient: Oct. 2014 Letter of Commendation from VA Delegate Anderson: Sep. 2014 Female Chaplin of National Honor Society: 2014-2015 Worship Team Leader: 2014-2015 School Year Co-Head of Homecoming Committee: Fall 2014 Sophomore: Member of the National Society of High School Scholars: July 2014 Elected Vice President of Student Government Association: May 2014, for 2014-2015 School Year Invited to attend People to People Student Ambassador Program in Summer 2014 Ended with 4.1 GPA: 2013-2014 School Year Dean's List- All Four Quarters: 2013-2014 School Year Served as Female Chaplin of National Honor Society: 2013-2014 School Year Served as Secretary of Student Government Association: 2013-2014 School Year Passed Network Pro Certification Exam (Cyber Security): Scored in top 30% of Nationwide Participants: June 2014 Female Christian Character Award at Christ Chapel Academy: June 2014 Certificates of Excellence in Geography and Algebra II Honors: May 2014 Awarded Superior Ribbon at Regional 11th grade Science Fair: May 2014 Selected by George Mason Admissions Officer to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum in Arlington, VA: April 2014 Representative of Christ Chapel Academy's STEM Program at Prince William Chamber of Commerce's Innovations 2014 Science and Technology Expo- March 2014 Award (s) for Achieving 2nd Place in both 11th grade Science Fair at Christ Chapel Academy and at Regionals in Elkton, MD: March/May 2014 Co-Head of 2013 Homecoming Committee: October 2013 Elected Homecoming Duchess: October 2013 Freshman: President of National Junior Honor Society: 2012-2013 School Year Ended with 4.1 GPA: 2012-2013 School Year Certificates of Academic Excellence in Earth Science, English Literature, and World History: May 2013 Inducted as member of the National Honor Society- May 2013 Superior Ribbon in Regional Speech Meet: April 2013 Only Freshman that invited attend World Concerns Conference: Nov. 2012 Elected Homecoming Countess: October 2012
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Personal


First Name
Casey
Last Name
Pettiford
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City
State
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Email
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Athlete's Mother
Athlete's Father
Gender
F
Height
5'5"
Weight
135
Birthdate
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Personal Highlights
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Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?
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Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

Being Starting Libero of my 2015 Travel Volleyball Team was very exciting, and the MLK Classic was a tournament where I really had to demonstrate my leadership skills. Our first game was against one of the best Travel teams in our state, and a lot of my teammates were displaying nervous attitudes towards playing tough competition. I could tell that the back-row players were intimidated by the hitters in warm-ups, so I first made sure to reaffirm their confidence by smiling, remaining upbeat, and presenting our method of defense to get the biggest blocks and most touches. During game time, I directed my teammates where to read the ball and position themselves so that the ball could be dug up. It was a very intense game, and we played very well against them even though we did not win. That game taught me for the rest of the season that a Libero does not simply pass the best for the team. She must lead her team in the midst of adversity and demonstrate the highest amount of mental toughness among her peers.

Another leadership experience I have had occurred in school. This year, I was Head of 2015 Prom Committee, and A LOT of planning was required to make our Junior/Senior Prom a success. Some students did not seem excited for the event, but I truly wanted to make it a memory for everyone, regardless of whether Prom was in their interest. Some students even berated our school's Prom history, commenting that 2015 Prom would be too conservative for their taste. I realized something then- there will always be people who want to criticize your dreams and plans; as a leader, you have to look past the rebellious minority and cater to the willing majority. My goal was not to please people, but to serve them, by creating a memory that they could one day happily reflect on. By God's grace, everything worked out perfectly, and my Principal really enjoyed the event. People loved it, and it was encouraging to see how determination, sacrifice, and an undying commitment to excellence paid off in the end.

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

Healthy athletic performance to me is balancing academics, athletics, and other important activities so that none of these things becomes more important than the other. To be a healthy student-athlete, it is important to ensure that I am well-rounded in every area possible while having perfected one or two main skills. In my personal life, this means that I must not only strive for excellence in volleyball, but in school and in service to my community. Thus, I must prioritize and discover what is important at the appropriate time, making sure that I maintain myself physically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and socially in the proper manner. Whatever work ethic I use in the classroom is also used on the volleyball court. Healthy athletic performance means sacrificing my effort and time to ensure that others around me are improving as I continue to grow. It means selflessness and humility, encompassed with a dedication to work with the highest excellence and the best attitude.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

In Junior Year, I served as a National Honor Society Tutor, specifically catering to the needs of middle/high school students in our Writing Center. Here, I was able to mentor young men and women and help them develop their writing techniques.

In Sophomore Year, I served as Chaplin of the National Honor Society and Secretary of Student Government. I participated in clothing/school supplies/shoe drives, as well as a food & prayer outreach during the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Operation Christmas Child Program, Semper Fi Fund Fundraising, etc.

In Freshman year, I was President of the National Honor Society and implemented exciting projects to have the National Junior Honor Society become more interactive with its community. This included bake sales, a Chick-Fil-A fundraiser, a food drive, a Children's Hospital Valentine's Day Fundraiser, etc.

I enjoyed participating in all of these service activities. These opportunities are important to me because they allow me to use the leadership abilities God has given me to serve my community. In that way, I am able to demonstrate the love of Christ to the outside world.

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