D6 Athlete of the Week - Aesha Alrashed
"Aesha was a huge part of our success all season long guiding the Bulldogs to a 25-4 record. As she had monster kills, great blocking (7 solo blocks in the state championship match), great leadership, humble attitude, and strong work ethic was amazing. She helped guide the Bulldogs to their first ever state title in school history. Aesha is a great example of what a student/athlete in our district should be like. Great job, Aesha!" - Jared Rudiger, University High School Head Volleyball Coach
Student Name: Aesha Alrashed
School: University High School
Position(s): Middle blocker/Outside hitter
Stats: 260 kills out of 503 attempts; 69 total blocks; 33 aces; kill percentage 51.7%
What are some of your most memorable athletic accomplishments?
"Winning a state championship this year!"
What are your goals for this season?
"The season is over, and I achieved every single goal I set my mind to reach."
How do athletics make you a better student?
"Athletics help me keep my grades up and make me stay determined to do so."
What mental tool do you use when you're under pressure?
"Focusing and making sure to keep an aggressive and strong mentality."
What is the best part about competing?
"The environment is so fun to be around and getting to play with such talented athletes."
What are your career or college plans after you graduate high school?
"I plan on playing college volleyball, but have not decided where yet. I want to get my real estate license and get a degree in marketing."
What is on your Pre-Competition Music Playlist?
"Our team has a team song that we listen to before each game called '3 Big Balls'."
What is your go-to Pre-Competition food?
"Grapes and Dynamite Doritos."