Mackenzie Ransom (center, #1), L/DS for 18Platinum in the 2021-22 club season.
In her senior year at Perry HS, Kenzie received 6A Premier Honorable Mention and All-Academic Honorable Mention recognition. On the club side, Kenzie and the 18Platinum squad won the SCVA Girls 18s NQ to qualify for USAV Nationals, where they placed ninth in the National division. Mackenzie will continue her academic and athletic career at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.
COV: What has playing at Club One meant to you?
MR: “Playing at Club One has truly shaped me into the person and player that I am today. Over the last four years, I have been constantly surrounded by people who are invested in me and my growth, and push me to be my best at all times. I have had amazing coaches who have always believed in me and have watched me succeed past my own expectations. My teammates are some of my best friends and I am forever grateful for the relationships Club One has brought me on and off the court. It has made me truly love the game of volleyball, and I am so thankful for the memories and opportunities I’ve been given from Club One.“
COV: What has volleyball taught you?
MR: “Volleyball has taught me what hard work is, and it has always pushed me to be the best version of myself on and off the court. I have learned how to be confident in myself, how to be a leader, and to respect myself and others, as well as how to gain others’ respect. I feel like my time at Club One has taught me to step out of my shell and be there for my team at all times. I have learned to never give less than 100% in anything I do in life. Being in an environment where others are always believing in you and pushing you to be your absolute best makes it hard to not want the same for yourself. I’m so glad that I spent my high school career at Club One because I truthfully would not be where I am today without it.”