Throughout my four years of playing Volleyball at Canoga Park High School, I achieved many goals. Volleyball helped me to grow as an individual, a teammate and a student. It guided and encouraged me to always put schoolwork in front of everything so I could enjoy my privilege to play on a team. Every year, I received a Scholar-Athlete Award for having a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher. It helped me grow as an individual because not only did it boost up my self-confidence, but it also helped me become a responsible and independent young woman. Volleyball taught me that with hard work and determination I could set any goal for myself and achieve it. Every day, I worked twice as hard than the day before to be the best I could to help my team out. Challenging myself eventually paid off. My freshman year I was named Best Offensive and Best Defensive of the team, something that hadn't been accomplished before by one single person. By being captain of the team, I learned to be a leader and work with others to accomplish a common goal. Junior year, once again, I was selected as the team's Best Offensive player. I was glad to have received this award because it made me realize that I had still kept working hard through my sophomore year. My last year of high school volleyball was my best experience. Having been a 3 year varsity player, I knew more about volleyball than when I started.
As a senior, I was honored to be named Most Valuable Player. I managed to show my teammates and my coach that I could do everything that was expected from me. Also as a senior, I was named a Second Team All City Player for Division 3.It opened up an opportunity for me to play at the Senior All-Star game on December 8, 2012 at Venice High School. I was the first girl to receive an All City title for the volleyball program and participate in an All-Star game in years. I was able to play with girls from other schools, girls I admired and played against during the season. Thanks to my hard work and dedication in volleyball, I experienced many things that the average high school student-athlete doesn't get the chance to experience. I gained many friendships with teammates, coaches and players from other teams. I was able to train and gain more knowledge about volleyball from different coaches and even a professional player. Volleyball helped make high school the best experience yet.