Athlete of the Month Spotlight - Kelli Barry

BY NIKKI JAGD

Meet our Athlete of the Month, Kelli Barry!

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Not only is Kelli a crazy good volleyball player but she is one of the first ever VIBE Triber's! Kelli has been involved with VIBE from the very beginning--even before VIBE even existed!  Kelli was on my 13s team back in 2013 and I remember seeing Kelli at Tryouts--HOLY MOLY.!!!! This kid can play. She gets it. She is a natural! I love that Kelli comes in to VIBE to get her extra reps before big games, even if its just because she is superstitious! :) It has been so cool to have been able to see her grow as a player and a person over the last 5 years and now to be able to see what she accomplished in San Diego!!! Good Luck, Kel !

Get to know Kelli Barry:

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Sum up your club career in 3 sentences: I started playing club at a young age, forging some of the closest friendships I have in the gym. My club career has been intense and rewarding earning many medals and accolades throughout my time at both Sunshine and San Gabriel Elite. I am looking forward to capping off my achievements with a thrilling 18’s year on SG Elite 18 Roshambo alongside the other driven athletes who push me to improve every day.

What is your favorite memory at Costa: Winning the Ann Kang Tournament in Hawaii

When did you first start playing volleyball? 10 years old
 

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If you weren't a Libero, what position would you want to play?? Outside or Rightside so I could know what it feels like to get a stuff block

Three reasons why I love the game:
1) Being a part of a large team and making new friends
2) The competitiveness
3) Because you learn life lessons outside of just volleyball related skills

The reason why you are most excited about heading to USD?  I’m most excited  to be going to such a pretty campus by the beach while still playing volleyball

What would you be doing without Volleyball?  Hibernating...Sleeping...Soccer??? Honestly, I don’t know!!!

Favorite Post-Practice Snack?  PRESSED FREEZE
 

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Kellis Volley Resume

Kellis Volley Resume
2014: Sunshine 14’1s Captain
2015: Sunshine 15’1s Captain
2016: Comitted to USD
2016-2017: GJNQ 17’s Open Division 3rd Place
2016-2017: First Team Bay League CIF
2016-2017: Prep VB Top 250 Seniors
2017-2018: Bay League Best Defensive Player
2017-2018: Varsity Team Captain

 

Good luck to Kelli and GO TOREROS!!!!