Girls Beach Volleyball- Keolani Cross and Jane Taylor

Mar 25, 2024 | Athlete of the Month

Girls Beach Volleyball is proud to name Sophomore Varsity athletes #8 Keolani Cross and #18 Jane Taylor as our student athletes of the month for March.  Both young women demonstrate on and off the court their commitment to individual and team improvement not only in their physical skills but their mature personalities and welcoming, encouraging attitudes.

Keolani asks all the right questions and takes in every bit of coaching and turns it rapidly into results.  She is the player always asking for more – more repetitions, more workouts, more feedback, more anything to get better, and motivates her peers to work harder by setting that example.  She takes pleasure in helping less experienced players grow their game and grow our program, and shows up every day with a smile and exceptional work ethic.  She is one of the most elite athletes in our program and is crucial in adding wins to our record, but more importantly adds wisdom, kindness, and demonstrates in all her actions what it means to be a team player.  All teams should be so fortunate to have an athlete like Keolani in their program.

Jane gives and takes advice at a maturity level far beyond her years.  She is able to discuss her game at a deeply intellectual level and has the physical capabilities to back it up in action.  In team huddles she always notices the little details about her own performance and that of her teammates, and she has become most trusted by her peers to say something positive, encouraging, honest, and helpful.  Jane is the leader in communication in our program, both during rallies, giving feedback during practices, and liaising between her fellow teammates and coaches. Her incredible athleticism is only made stronger by the fact that her improvement is continuous and completely self-driven.  Jane is the kind of athlete all coaches want to have as a leader in their program.