|Club||Westley and Taylor Pritchard||AAA||Mineral Wells||-|
|High School||Stevie Morphew|
|Secondary Positions||RS, DS, MB, OH|
All District Junior Year,
Plays Beach Volleyball
All District Athletic and Academic,
Player of the Match 4 times Junior year,
3 year starter,
Team Captain 2 years,
Offensive Player of the year,
Bobcat Volleyball Pride Award,
Bobcat Spirit Award,
Honor Guard for 2019 Graduation Junior Year,
Varsity Cheerleader 2 years, Just selected as Varsity Cheerleader Captain for 2019/20 ,
Varsity Softball 1 year,
Varsity Basketball 1 year,
Varsity Track 1 year,
Student Council President 1 year,
FFA President 1 year, Elected as FFA Vice-President for 2019/20,
FFA Stock Show Team 3 years
State FFA Convention Delegate
Regional and State Entomology Team Qualifier
Playing volleyball is a passion for me. I enjoy it and just plain love the sport. To play college ball would be an absolute dream come true. The reason I want to play is because I feel that I have so much more left to learn, and to do within the sport. One day I hope to be a coach, coaching volleyball, I want to be able to encourage my future students and instill the drive that I have in them. Volleyball is a great sport, it is fun, and challenging. Volleyball is more to me than a sport, it is a way of life.
As a team captain it is hard to always stay positive but it is my job to encourage and to keep the team's spirit up. This year as a junior we made it to the playoffs, we did not win, but we played really good and had a lot of fun. I reminded the team in the locker room, that we did great as a team and for never making the playoffs before, we did what we could. I reminded them that we had next year and that we all needed to keep our heads up, as we had nothing to be ashamed of. Then of course I gave them cookies with their name and numbers on them so that they could see that they are still a team and still a player.
Off the court, I try to lead by example and follow rules and just do the right thing. One night after a basketball game, we as a team got to go out to dinner, we stopped at a strip mall type area that had several places to eat so a few of walked to a sonic to get our dinner, on our way back one of my fellow teammates pulled out an electric cigarette and started smoking it. I turned and looked at her and told her, "you don't want to do that, you're not only going to get in trouble but we are all going to get in trouble," I then reminded her of all the little kids that had just watched us play and cheered us on, what if they had seen her doing that. I told her that it is hard to be our age and to have to deal with the pressure of others but as athletes we have to make a stand. I made a deal with her, that if she would throw it away that I would not tell this time. She did and I did not tell, the next few weeks she sent me a text telling me thank you because she had got caught at school with another one, and since it was her "first offense" she was not going to be expelled. She then told me that she knew better and wished that she was as strong as me.
Being healthy is a huge part of my life. I try to stay active all year long in all different sports and activities. I exercise with my Mom and do active activities at home. But being healthy is more than just physical health. If you are not mentally healthy you are not healthy at all. To stay mentally happy and healthy I attend church regular and live by faith. I pray and go to youth group. I also read lots of articles about having a healthy mind and attitude and try to remember to look at the positive things in all aspects of my life. I make good choices and are very choosy at who I choose to spend time with. I try to keep all negativity away from me and concentrate on important things and not drama.
I have been with a mission trip project called MPACT since I was in the 6th grade. Every summer I spend one week on a mission trip helping a community. We paint, garden, clean, mow, and all kinds of things to help the community become clean and neat. MPACT is a Christian minded event that happens every June in Texas for one week in a chosen small community or town. MPACT is so important to me for many reasons.. One is that I am making a difference. Next, I am sharing about Jesus to others, Then it is also a mission trip that I have done with my Dad every year that we enjoy being together and serving together, but ultimately it is just about being the hands and feet of Jesus.