Paris Morris knows exactly what she wants to achieve with her Spain Park High School volleyball team members this year. Paris, 17, has played volleyball since the seventh grade. Her main position is middle, but she will play outside this year. Her hobbies off the court include working out and shopping. We chatted with Paris to find out more about her goals for her senior season.

What are your personal goals for this season, and after high school?

My personal goal this year is to lead my team to regionals then onto state. After high school I plan to further my education and volleyball career at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and then go on to law school.

What are your pre-match rituals?

We pray as a team, then I personally set goals to achieve during each match.

How has playing volleyball impacted your life?

Volleyball has taught me how to collaborate with others, depending on my team and having them depend on me. I have also made lasting friendships, and volleyball helps to keep me fit!

What are some accomplishments you and your teammates are proud of?

We are especially proud of making it to regionals last season for the first time in our volleyball school history!

Who inspires you as a person or as an athlete, and why?

I’m inspired by my family and my faith. My parents drive me to be better every day, keep me grounded and support me in everything I do. My faith reassures me that God is always with me and has a plan for my life.