CHAMP10N 2 Athlete
Professional Volleyball Player for ADAM Voleybol Spor
in Gaziantep, Turkey and the Puerto Rico National Team.

Former Volleyball Student-Athlete at the University of Southern California

  • Former Volleyball Student-Athlete at the University of Southern California

  • Plays professional volleyball internationally (Poland, Germany, Puerto Rico, and Turkey)

  • B.A. International Relations, Business minor

  • Marks Scholar Award (2015, 2017)

  • 2017 AVCA Third Team All-American

  • 2017 ESPNW National Player of the Week

  • 2017 Two-Time Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week

  • 2016 Rice Adidas Invitational All-Tournament Team

  • 2015 Pac-12 All-Conference Team

  • 2015 Women of Troy Baden Invitational All-Tournament Team 

  • 2015 AVCA All-Pacific South Region Team

  • 2015 USA Collegiate National Team

  • 2014 Under Armour All-American

  • 2014 Max-Preps No. 4-ranked Recruit

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1. It is important to connect with your why. Why do you play this sport? Everyone’s answers will vary, but being intentional and keeping your why in the front of your mind will help you to keep going and push forward. Ask each individual on your team why they are here, what do they want while they are here, and why do they want this.

2. How does struggle create success? Set small, specific commitments before each game or practice to hold yourself accountable and have something to focus on while practicing your craft. See your game or practice for what it is; how did you perform objectively? Take what you learn from those experiences and move forward with that new knowledge to apply in future situations. Learn what to filter in and tune in to with all the noise surrounding you, especially in a game, to find what can calm you and get you back on track.

3. Consistency is key. If you as a coach are mostly calm and collected during practices but become more emotional and harsh on game days, it can make athletes become more overwhelmed in these pressure situations because they are not used to seeing that and have not practiced managing it. The same goes for coaches who are more expressive and charged during practices; if you are suddenly calm and quiet on game days, the players may not react how you originally desired them to.

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1. To get good at anything, you must be uncomfortable and you must struggle. When working with women, listening to their story and who the person is are essential winning strategies to establish the foundation when “going for it” and convincing them to struggle. For men, this part usually comes near the end after the struggle has even begun. These are stereotypical averages that have been observed across research within sport environments, regardless of the gender of the coach.

2. Honor that men and women may go about their paths in different ways, but the competitive spirit is still the same. When it comes to competitive men and competitive women, the outcome goal is the same, it is the process that may vary between the groups. Recognizing the importance of gender both as a coach and as an athlete will help set you up for success to ask for what you need and be able to compete in the environment you are in, no matter the gender variables.

3. Focus on the short term wins. In this game, what is your commitment? In this practice, what is your intention? What is your desired outcome based on your current challenge? Take these commitments one at a time to make them more measurable and sharp. This way, you can hold yourself accountable and still contribute to the team, even if you believe you did not do your best.

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