|Club||Bianca Ngo||Sunshine South Bay 16-1||Manhattan Beach||CA|
|High School||Tiffany Morales|
I have been around volleyball all my life. Maybe this is why I always feel at home and comfortable no matter what gym, facility or arena my team and I play in because I always feel like I've been there before. It's funny but typical baby photos of me are usually in a stroller at a volleyball tournament so I guess you could say I grew up in a gym.
I've been fortunate to have a sister that's played volleyball at an elite level. When I was eight years old, I enjoyed experiencing the true thrill of victory through my sister's eyes as I was able to watch her pile up 22 digs and help her team defeat Stanford at Cal in 2012 to advance to the first Final Four in Michigan Volleyball history. I was also present in Kentucky a week later to watch Michigan almost take down Texas, the eventual 2012 NCAA champion, in a five set highly competitive match.
Even with the enjoyment and pride from watching my sister play, and how I myself enjoyed watching the matches and working as a ball girl on occasion at Michigan home games during hard fought Big Ten matches, I wasn't sure volleyball was for me.
I decided to join a team when I was 10 years old but I was sort of just going through the motions and trying it out. However, by the time I was 12, the joy of competition and the feeling of being a part of something big like a hard working goal oriented team, over took me. As my teammates appreciate my effort and my coaches have let me know that I continue to improve, this sort of fuels me to continue to do my best to learn new things and to work hard to improve my game. I try and work on one thing at a time and it can be a slow process but I am patient.
I know that good things come in time and that in 3.5 years when I'm a freshman in college, I will have had 10 years of volleyball experience under my belt. After having recently completed my first varsity season in high school (2019/2020) and earning First Team All-League honors, the California All-State Freshman team, and listed in this year's PrepVolleyball.com Frosh 59 article as one of the top ten liberos in my class, I am a little bit more prepared. However, I will never be satisfied because one thing my family has instilled in me is that there's always something to work on.
What my coaches say about my game is that I an continue to improve my technique which I agree with and will continue to work on. However, they also say that I am smooth, extremely quick, a natural, I pass well, and that I read hitters and setters and communicate very well. Namely, they are happy that I am positive and encourage my teammates and always seem to better the ball.
Hopefully, one day I will play for you and your team and you can help me become the best libero I can be.
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