Of the week... up first--- an athlete who's literally killing it on the volleyball court... and in the classroom.
Sports reporter brandon benitez has more.
Pleasant valley's girls volleyball team is eleven- and-oh to start their year.
Leading the way is senior makenna joyce.
She's a four-year varsity starter and captain of the vikings.
Joyce was the northern section c-i-f mvp last year, and for good reason... she's our key player, one of our best players by far, she is our best player.
Having her back row passing perfect dimes everytime.
But what's equally impressive is her committment inside the classroom.
Her four-point-oh grade point average paved the way for her verbal commit to division one saint mary's college.
Starring on-and off-the court is no easy task, but joyce says she has too much at stake.
I need to be there for my teammates.
Because we're tyring to do really special things this year and also trying ot make my last year of volleyball here super special juggling school and extra curriculars can be hard, but joyce has thrived in a culture suited for her work ethic.
Here at pv we just try to be as relentless as possible and try to have the same minsdset on the court as we do off the court> joyce says the life of a student- athlete can be demanding.
That's why she leans on a support system that revolves around one thing.... if i'm going through a hard time in school, i always seem to try to find help with my friends, teachers.
I try to go in after school when i can.
If i have to miss for a game, i miss a lot of school for games and travelling.
I try to communicate with my teachers as much as possible joyce is a leader through and through on and off the court.
That's why she's our subway scholar of the week.
For now... brandon benitez, action news now....> her team is riding an 11-game win streak and is hoping to extend that tonight when they host nevada union at 6.
For now im vanessa romo action news now.
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