Name: Allicia Bauersfeld
School: Trinity Valley Community College
Position: Outside Hitter (Redshirt Freshman)
Favorite collegiate volleyball memory so far:
I have many memories with my collegiate teammates, one really good one was when we all got back from our short summer break to start workouts and summer classes,. There was 8 of us and most of us got really close. My best friend had to room with our teammate that doesn’t associate with anyone on the team, so she got a blow up mattress and lived with my roommate and me. That was a fun summer.
Part of college that is better than I expected:
I didn’t know how much fun it would be to be on a college volleyball team. It’s like having built in friends that you get to have an ongoing slumber party with. And also, you don’t have to ask your parents to go hangout with people, so you can do whatever you want with your free time.
Favorite class I’ve taken so far:
My favorite class I’ve taken so far is BCIS. It taught me so much about computers and how to use Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. Now when doing assignments or projects, I know how to format things how I want them easily.
Hardest part of College:
Balancing sleep, homework, and volleyball is harder than I expected, I find myself so exhausted some times. I forget how important it is to get enough sleep, but I also want to finish my homework. I need to remember that when I have free time to go do fun stuff with friends, that maybe I should do my homework instead.
What I want to do after College:
I want to go to PT school and become a Physical Therapist. I hope to be a really good PT and be able to help people like my PT helped me.
What I’m good at outside of volleyball:
I’m actually kind of good at math. I like math a lot and I always help my teammates and the football players when they need help.
Keep your grades up, play your hardest, and at least try to play in college. Some people don’t want to play after high school, but it is so worth it. If you don’t like schools that are looking at you, the Junior College route is a good way to go. Some colleges love juco recruits. But enjoy high school and club volleyball. You may not be the star when you get to college sports, but it is important to know your role, and work hard no matter what and be a good teammate.