Kiara VanSteekelenburg

Outside Hitter

Class of 2024

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Kiara VanSteekelenburg

Outside Hitter

Stats

Discipline for Recruitment: Indoor

Height: 5’9″

Spike Touch: 9’3″

Standing Reach: 7’2.5″

Wingspan: 5’6″

Athletic Accomplishments

  • 17u Niagara Rapids Blitz (current)
    - Starting left side
    - Coached by Tommy Sloan
    16u Niagara Rapids Blitz
    - Starting left side
    - 2022 OVA Provincials (Placed 13th in the
    province)
    - Can-Am Tournament in Detroit
    - Happy Volley Tournament in Penn State (2nd overall)
    - Coached by Marc Ferreti
    15u Niagara Rapids Blitz
    - No season due to Covid
    - Outside Hitter
    14u Niagara Rapids Blitz
    - Starting left side
    13u Niagara Rapids Blitz
    12u Niagara Rapids Blitz

    5 year member with Niagara Rapids Volleyball

  • Eden Highschool, Triple A
    Junior Team, Regional Champions

  • Eden Highschool in St. Catharines
    Average % - 95%
    GPA - 4
    Honour Roll in Gr. 10
    Honour Roll in Gr.9
    Preferred Program - Environmental Sciences, Kinesiology, Psychology

  • 2022 OVA provincials - placed 13th overall
    2022 Happy Volley Tournament Penn State - Placed 2nd
    2017 - OVA medal of excellence

  • July 2022 - Eden High school Volleyball Camp

Athlete Bio

Five words you can use to describe yourself on the court.
  • Leader
  • Intelligent
  • Consistent
  • Focused
  • Encouraging
Five words you can use to describe yourself off the court.
  • Positive
  • Energetic
  • Eager
  • Resilient
  • Encouraging
Describe how you work in a team with your partners.

My energy is expressed with loud communication and encouragement towards my teammates. I feel I have a good read on my teammates and have the ability to help them stay in the game. I have gained the respect of my teammates with my consistency and positive, encouraging attitude.

Athletic highlights and how you felt when you received them:

OVA Excellence Award – I felt very proud of myself and felt very accomplished.

Athletic Award (Gr. 8 Grad.) – I felt very honoured to know that teachers recognized my athletics skills.

Eden Highschool Juniors Regional Championship – Happy with this result, but a little disappointed that we could not got to SOSSA due to Covid.

Since Girls U12, I have always been on the A team for Niagara Rapids as a starter with a large number of girls trying out, each year.

What are your interests outside of sports? Why do you like them?

Outside of sports, I love to stay active, whether it be working out, going for a run, or simply going on walks with friends and family. Not only do I see improvements in my physical abilities, it also is a great stress reliever when trying to balance school, work, sports etc. Also, I love to spend time with my family and friends. One of our favourite things to do is go camping during the summer. We play beach volleyball, go paddle boarding, and have lots of fires.

Who are your role models and why?

One of my role models is Sara Pavan. She is a volleyball player who won an Olympic gold medal for beach volleyball in 2018. I have had the privilege of meeting her a couple of times through my club and learned about her volleyball journey. Another one of my role models are my parents. They have shown and taught me to be a positive person and have always encouraged and supported me in all my dreams.

Involvement in other sports or extracurricular. Why is it important for you?

Not currently, but I used to play soccer and do gymnastics. It was very important to me because it helped me improve my agility, and coordination. Also, it contributed to my team spirit.

Academic highlights and how you felt when you received them?

Honour roll (Gr. 9) – I felt rewarding because my efforts and hard work paid off, especially in a Covid year.

Honour roll (Gr. 10)

What program would you like to attend in school?

I would like to attend a program either in environmental sciences, kinesiology, or psychology.

How do you envision your school life in college/university?

I am good with being away from home and envision living in a dorm with other students on campus. I would love to be able to combine a strong education with my passion for volleyball.

Athlete Video

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