- April 13, 2023
Kelsey Isaacs has been a student at Central Florida Christian Academy since second grade, but her sophomore year may be the most exciting of her athletic career. Going into the new season, Isaacs was named to the libero position by volleyball coach Catie Schluter, and she looks forward to acting as a leader for the Eagles.
I’ve been going to the school for forever now, so ever since elementary I’ve been joining the volleyball team. It’s been growing ever since.
The teamwork that we have on the court — it’s satisfying and I feel good when we’re working together and we get to hang out during practices. On our way to away games we joke around in the van — it’s really cool.
No, I haven’t. My middle-school year — in eighth grade — I played libero, and this year I just became libero. I was (originally) in the back row defending.
It’s very humbling — I’m very grateful that coach chose me to be libero this year. She did this thing during the summer where every Monday and Wednesday we had workouts — we would go scrimmage her older volleyball friends — and coach told me that I grew over the summer and that’s why she chose me to be libero.
My favorite thing is if everything is rowdy and everyone is panicking, I’m the one to control it. Keeping control on the court.
Don’t ever think if you’re in a nice position on varsity that you’re entitled — you have to keep on working. Our coach gave us these quotes at the beginning of the season, and my specific quote was “Success is not owned, it’s rented, and rent is due every day.”
I’m working toward no drop balls, because sometimes if somebody expects the ball and it’s between two players, we’re like “Oh, you should have got it.”
I expect us to grow as a team, but I don’t expect us to be the best team. Normally, until this year, we’ve always had seniors and juniors on varsity — I’m a sophomore — so it’s basically just sophomores and juniors right now.
I would love to play volleyball in college — I’d love to get a scholarship to play volleyball in college, actually. I would love to go to college for volleyball, but I’d rather be going to college for education instead.
I like shopping — clothes and shoes.