Athlete of the week: Isabella Gonzalez

Samantha Macuare, Staffer

Samantha Macuare
Holding the ball sophomore Isabella Gonzalez poses for the team photo. Isabella has been on the JV Volleyball team for two years and is an outside hitter.

Q: What is your favorite part/aspect of the sport? 

A: I love being able to play with my friends and have fun while still being able to compete and win games. Being part of a sport is great because you get to work out while having a good time with your teammates  

Q: How has the sport shaped you into who you are today? 

A: It has really taught me discipline. The practices are really tough and working under a coach it builds respect for also taught me that hard work pays off. 

Q: What is the most important thing you have learned from playing the sport? 

A: Teamwork makes the dream work and that if you work hard together you will accomplish great things. 

Q: What is one of your favorite memories from playing the sport? 

A: One time we went to Colorado to play in a tournament and I just loved that tournament because I got to travel with my friends and see a new place. It was very fun and a good memory to have now. 

Q: Who is your inspiration? Is it a coach, teammate, professional athlete? 

A: My inspiration would have to be Birdie Frierson because she is amazing, and her technique is really good and I have learned a lot from her and continue to do so. 

Q: What are you most excited for this season? 

A: We have a strong team so that leaves us with a lot of opportunities to do good and get better and just have fun with the sport.