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Jewels Johnson: Junior Varsity Volleyball

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Olivia Martin
Freshman, Jewels Johnson,” My favorite Vollyball memory is when my 12’s team placed third at nationals. My team worked so hard and we beat teams we “shouldn’t” have beat.”

Her passion and love for volleyball all started when she was 8 years old at Wofford College summer camp. Freshman Jewels Johnson, is a junior varsity girls volleyball player.

“I love the intensity. I love having something to focus on every day that I’m consistently getting better at, competing against myself to excel at certain skills. And I love the second family it gives me.

My teammates have become some of my best friends,” Johnson said.

Success can come in many different forms. For Johnson, it’s the amount of work put into the sport.

“I think the success in volleyball is to always play as hard as possible. I think Wando Volleyball’s ‘next point’ mentality is really important as well. Getting in your head about every mistake only brings the team down. Shake it off and move on,” Johnson said.

Johnson finds that listening to music helps get her in the right mindset for her games.

While she doesn’t have superstitions, her fellow teammates and parents do.

“I’m not very superstitious. The team parents are though. For example, if we lose a set, they will all switch seats, and if we win a set, they will make sure they’re all sitting in the same order for the next one,” Johnson said.

Johnson has had the support from her mom throughout her volleyball career.

“She’s never missed a game, and I doubt

she ever will,” Johnson said.

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