|Club||Jim Saari||Silver State VC 17 Silver||Reno and Carson City||-|
|High School||Chelsea Overholt|
All State First Team 2018, All-State Academic First Team 2018
Play setter like a libero, get a lot of balls in play. Team-first player, super competitive and mentally tough, and very coachable.
About me: I live in the Lake Tahoe area with my parents, 2 German Shepherds, 2 cats, and my sister is graduating from Cal Poly this year. I love the outdoors, and feel so fortunate to live in such a beautiful area. I attended a Spanish Immersion program K-8, and am very comfortable speaking, reading and learning in Spanish. I am a former downhill ski racer, swimmer, and club soccer player. I have played some tennis since my mom played in college, which has helped me see the openings on the court, and play aggressively and keep moving. Also, I think my speed and court sense also comes from playing midfield in soccer. I switched to volleyball from soccer after breaking my leg in the summer before 8th grade. I couldn’t run for 6 months, missed the Fall club soccer season, and, wasn’t cleared to run until a month after vb tryouts. I worked very hard to rehab after losing most of my leg strength from muscle wasting. Volleyball training brought me back to high level sports, and I do a lot of additional conditioning outside of practice to increase my speed, agility and vertical. I am the top setter on my 17-1’s team, but play setter like a Libero and get a lot of balls up to keep my team in points. I am very fortunate to train with my coach, a former top USSR setter, Sasha Gutor. I have good court sense; can hit from the front and back court, and I am very comfortable running the court, offensively and defensively. Currently, I run a 6-2, but have often run a 5-1 in club and high school. My speed and all-court play creates calm from surrounding chaos and gives my team extra chances to win the rally. I work hard to be a team-first, coachable player and to lead by example, foster a positive team energy. I love to compete and play my best in competition. I am hoping to blend academics with volleyball, and am doing my best now to prepare both academically (GPA 4.2) and athletically.
Academic Awards: Distinguished student / 4.0 or higher Freshman/Sophomore/Junior
Athletic Awards/Honors: 2018: All-State,1st Team (Nevada),All-League Defensive Player of the Year; 2017: 2nd team All League; Captain, Silver State 16 Mizuno, 17 Silver; Captain - Freshman, Sophomore, Junior on Varsity at North Tahoe HS;
Other Interests: Hiking, downhill skiing,tennis, fitness conditioning, Band - trombone, piano
I want to have the collegiate experience of competing at a higher level. I love competing and being part of a team. I’d love to be able to combine my academics with volleyball.
I have been a captain on every club and high school team. I am always leading my team by my work ethic. My high school team does not have other club players and therefore, I have to work extra hard to keep the ball up. I play setter like a libero. Off the court, I always try to show good character in how I treat others. I am a good listener and friend.
I manage my time well and do things in advance so that I can train on the court as well as extra conditioning. I always put academics first, but make sure I do my school work in advance when we have tournaments. I eat well. I am pretty mentally tough, but I work on my mental game as well through visualization.
I am on the Player Leadership team at Silver State Volleyball. We help organize club events and fundraisers for scholarships. I like the idea of helping girls, who might not be able to afford to play.
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