Sun Star's Athlete of the Week: Natalie Collins
Overjoyed from being selected on being a nominee for the Sun Star’s athlete of the week, is Natalie Collins. She believes all of her teammates are worthy for athlete of the week, and her nomination was the representation of the El Capitan’s outstanding girls volleyball team.
Natalie Collins is one of the many Gauchos we are proud of. She is very involved in both the community and El Capitán with school site council, youth group, Link Crew, as and coaching little league volleyball. As a Gaucho, she shows exemplary leadership skills by being an integral part of the Leadership class, School Site Council, and Student Body.
Natalie is very passionate about volleyball and has been playing since 5th grade. Natalie loves being part of a team that includes everyone. It helps her build team bonding skills. When Natalie was asked what is the most challenging part of volleyball, she responded with, “The mental aspect of the game, because you can make personal mistakes that affect the team as a whole. On the volleyball team we are all one family, and your family accepts and loves you regardless of your mistakes”. She believes that because of playing volleyball, she has made lifelong friendships and it has formed the outstanding Gaucho that upholds the gaucho values of “lead, love, and leave a legacy”.
Natalie was recognized 1st team all league at the end of the season. Congratulations!
Photo Credit: ANDREW KUHNAKUHN@MERCEDSUN-STAR.COM