ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: ALAINA MORALES

Spotlight Alaina

Alaina Morales is no stranger to Volleyball. She has been part of the Empower family for many seasons and she is the newest member of our 16U Fierce team. Alaina always has a great attitude and she is very focused and coachable. That has helped her develop as a player. She has great passing skills, court awareness and Volleyball IQ.

Question Athlete's Answer
Why did you choose volleyball? My older sister tried out for volleyball and it inspired me to also try out for it and now I love it.
What keeps you motivated on the court? When everyone has a good attitude, we are loud on the court, and when the coach cheers us on.
What are the top 3 things you want from your coach? I want them to critique me so I can learn how to be a better player, cheer us on when we are playing, and I want them to create a bond with the team.
What is your favorite volleyball moment? Why? Whenever we win a game because it feels so good at the end and it makes my whole entire day better.
What is your favorite thing to do when you are not playing volleyball or doing school work? I love listening and singing to music.
What is your volleyball experience? I started playing Rec here because I didn’t make the 7th grade volleyball team and it showed me that I should not give up on what I am passionate about.

What do coaches have to say about Alaina!

  • “Hard working and dedicated. She’s always eager to improve her skills and gives it her all” -Coach Ilona
  • Alaina’s dedication and motivation is going to take her very far whether on or off the court. She was such a great athlete to coach!” – Coach Erika
  • “Alaina is the type of player any coach would be lucky to have on their team. Alaina is cooperative, very patient, determined, and a key contributor to any team. She truly gives her team 100% + and leaves it all on the court. Alaina plays with heart and that no coach can teach” -Coach Jose
  • “She is fun to watch when she is on the court. Her court awareness and reaction time is great. I look forward to what her future holds at the club level!” -Coach Eric