|High School||Rochell Otto|
|Secondary Positions||RS, DS|
Received Varsity letter in Volleyball as a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior years. Elected by fellow team members as one of three Captains for 2019/2020. Received 2nd TEAM ALL CONFERENCE and an ALL STATE - Honorable Mention. Selected as TEAM MVP for my senior volleyball season. Coaches have commented that I am a fun player to watch because of my abilities as well as my consistent court awareness during each play of the game. I believe this is why playing both as a SETTER/DS I was able to earn above average statistics (per Max Preps) for all categories (Hitting/Kills, Aces, Blocks, Assists & Digs) under the Northeastern Conference of Wisconsin filter.
Selected to National level club teams for the following seasons: 2015/16, 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20.
Setter training received from Sports Performance Volleyball Club for the past three years. Consistently attend their summer academy and winter/spring clinics in Illinois. Respect and thrive on the high rigor of their program and work hard to make the most of my abilities as a result. I've been told I am very coachable and my positive attitude and hard work is respected. My sister currently plays volleyball at UW Oshkosh in Oshkosh, WI (Middle, Right side & Outside hitter). Also, my mom played for University of Central Florida (UCF) as a middle hitter on a full scholarship) after transferring in from the College of Southern Maryland in LaPlata, Maryland.
NAIA Eligibility Center ID - ECID# 587866
I want to be recruited to play volleyball in college simply because I love the game. Not only do I love the game, but love the experiences and amazing people it has brought into my life. To Play volleyball at a higher level would be a dream come true. Another reason why I would like to continue playing volleyball by being recruited would be to stay healthy and in shape while playing the sport I love. I've also had the advantage of hearing about what its like to play volleyball in college from my older sister who currently plays at her college. She has told me how much time and effort that needs to go into it and how much of a commitment it is. I like having a commitment because it means I can dedicate myself and challenges me stay motivated.
Volleyball is one of the many ways that my strength as a leader shows. My role on the court as a setter is like the quarterback on a football team. I am responsible for when each play happens and how it is executed. I am to let all of my teammates know exactly what is happening within each play every time. Because of my awareness and initiative within the team, I have previously been selected, by my teammates and coaches to have another important role, as one of the captains of the team. My hard work and commitment to volleyball is not only for myself but for my teammates as well. I strive to push myself and encourage my teammates to always perform to best of our abilities. When it comes to taking charge and getting things done, I approach each situation with the focus and attention it needs. In addition to being a leader in an athletic role, I also serve the role of Vic President and previously as the Historian on the Student Council executive board. Within this role, I am able to confidently share my ideas with the council and take appropriate actions towards making things happen. Being a part of Student Council for the past three years has had a positive impact on me. It has grown my skills as a public speaker and has helped Me learn to advocate for myself and my peers. It motivates me to get more involved at school and within the community.
Some ways that I pursue a healthy athletic performance would be by making sure I get enough sleep before practices and games, feeding my body with nourishing foods , making sure I have all my homework done before tournaments and games, doing the best of my ability at all time, staying focused on school work as well as putting in my best effort for volleyball. A healthy athletic performance would also consist of keeping good grades in school and keeping my priorities and goals very clear.
Like I have mentioned in the second question, I am on my schools student council board as the historian and Vice President. Being involved in student council is all about staying active within the school as well as the community. Some ways that I contribute to my community would be by visiting the nursing homes and talking with the elders and helping out at each blood drive. On Halloween student council collects canned goods for the food pantry in town, which I promoted and participated. Another way I am active within my community is by working our schools' cafe. I come into the cafe extra early once a week to work for a half an hour and make coffee drinks for each customer. Contributing to my community is important to me because it allows me to interact with local people and see the challenges they face, which ultimately leads to me and others helping out to try and fix or at least help to minimize their problems.
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