|Club||Joanna Hayes||Performance - 17 National||Ozark||MO|
|High School||Molly Illum|
|Secondary Positions||RS, DS, OH, UH|
2016/2017 - Tried out for the USAV High Performance Team and was selected for the GSA2 - 2017 USA Girls' Select National A2 Training Program. I was selected and attended as an Outside Hitter in Colorado Springs, CO.
2017/2018 - Was selected for the Nike Volleyball European Tour. Attended Summer 2018. Played in Italy twice and Germany once. My Coach was Scott Grandpre, from Simmons College in Boston, MA. He spoke highly of me, as a Team Leader. I played which ever position was needed of me against the European Teams.
2018 - District 2nd Team
2019 - Branson All Tournament Team, District Championship, District 1st Team, Conference 2nd Team, All State-Class 3
Left Handed! My Main Position is Setter in Club. I am a six rotation player and hit Right Side and play Defensive Specialist. I have played all positions based on what the Team and Coach needed of me. I am a shorter hitter but I do have a great vertical jump for blocking and a strong hit. I actually led my team in highest amount of blocks this season, and was second in kills playing middle.
I have wanted to play volleyball in college since I was eight years old. Volleyball has always been my passion and I am always trying to find ways to better myself. I have tried to be a versatile player, playing wherever my team needs me.
I have been a Junior Coach for a group of girls in Club Volleyball for the past two years. Last year they finally shed first in Springfield, MO and 11th in HOAVB. This year I will coach them at the U12 level. I love being a Mentor to the girls and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching them grow not just in their volleyball skills but in life skills like confidence and a positive attitude.
I have always tried to find ways to improve my abilities. I do try to eat right but I also lift weights and have done cross fit, vertical and strength training in the past. I really just stay active, which seems to help me stay healthy.
I have been a Girl Scout for the past nine years. I have done several things with my Troop, but some key things are:
1. Planted a garden at the Primary School.
2. Picked up trash on Table Rock Lake.
3. Did a food drive for the local food pantries.
4. Visit a Nursing Home on a regular basis where we sing and talk with the residents.
All of these things have made me feel like I contributed in a small way to our community and I feel that it is very important to be a contributing citizen.
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