Senior Signs Letter of Intent to Play Volleyball for Central Christian College of Kansas
St. Michael senior Camryn Wax signed her college letter of intent to play volleyball for Central Christian College of Kansas this morning.
Wax’s interest in volleyball began when she was in elementary school when a close friend asked her to try out for St. George’s volleyball team as well as a club team with her. “I was unsure because I did not know much about the sport,” explains Wax. “My parents were supportive when I brought the idea to them, so I went along with it, and it turned out I was not bad. I made the CCL team for St. George, and I made the Red Storm club team the same year. After that, I never stopped playing.”
A multi-sport athlete growing up, Wax says that the support she has received from her family, friends and coaches along the way elevated her performance on the court. “My parents have always been supportive no matter what sport I was playing,” she says. “When I wanted to continue to play volleyball on top of basketball and soccer, they were all for it.” When Wax entered high school, she continued to cultivate her skill set with the help of her teammates and coaches. “An old St. Michael teammate of mine, Lexi Gonzales, would push me to do my best,” she mentions. “Lexi was always positive and telling me that I could make it to the college level. Also, Coach Smith has also had a big influence on my playing. He was always giving me feedback on how to improve my game, which is something I appreciate.”
Wax was a key leader on the St. Michael High School varsity volleyball team over the last four years, mostly playing the position of outside hitter and serving as a team captain during her senior year. She is a two-time All-District Honorable Mention player and two-time letterman. She has accumulated over 250 kills and 100 aces in just her last two years as Warrior volleyball player. She was also a 3-year member of the basketball team and a member of the track and field team during her junior year.
SMHS Head Volleyball Coach, Rob Smith, says that he is excited to see Wax play collegiately. “Camryn will be a wonderful asset for Central Christian College of Kansas’s volleyball program,” he shares. “Camryn has always put her best effort into everything she has done in athletics and life. She is the type of player that relishes in the challenges of the weight room, competing with her teammates, and the pressure of big games. Her aggressive nature has allowed her to excel as an athlete and will certainly be something that will benefit her and her new team at Central Christian.”
Wax says that she knew at a young age that she wanted to play volleyball in college. “I worked really hard to get to this point in life where I would be able to go play collegiately,” she explains. “I trained over the summers, and I am excited to be on the court with other players who are on the same level.” She is planning to major in Business Administration and then attend law school after she graduates.