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#6 Payten Russo

#6-Payten Russo-DS/L

Class of 2016, Mesquite High School
Aspire 16 ROX
DS/L-Left Handed

Personal Statistics

DOB: September 22, 1997
Height: 5'6"
Reach: 7'1"
Block Touch: 8'8"
Approach Touch: 9'0"
Handed: Left

Academic Achievements

-4.0 GPA
-National Honor Society
-Golden Scholar (Freshman and Sophomore)
-2012 Named Top Freshman/Outstanding Student Of
Month Award  

Community Service

Special Olympics of Arizona- Unified Volleyball Partner
-Volunteered 5 months of weekly practices
-Played at Arizona Volleyball Festival with Unified Special
 Olympics 2013 and 2014 (took first place)
-Helped for 3 years

Teacher Assisant
-Islands Elementry School, Gilbert, AZ
-Assisted twice a week for 6 months
-Kindergarten Students
-Graded papers, read to the kids, and general help in the class


Club Volleyball

2014- Aspire 16 ROX (Open Division) - DS/L
         - Finished 9th in 16 Open at CO Crossroads
         - Finished 2nd at Fiesta Classic
         - Finished 2nd at Festival Fiesta
         - Currently ranked 5th overall in AZ, 2nd in16U
2013- Aspire 15 Black (Open Division) - DS/L
         - Finished 10th in National at GJNC
         - Won Arizona National Qualifier, upgraded
           National bid
         - Finished 6th in the 1013 Disney Volleyball
         - Finished 3rd at CO Crossroads, earned USA bid
         - Finished 4th at Fiesta Classic in 16 Open

2012- Aspire 14N Back (National Division) - DS/Right Side
         - GJNC American Division Champions, Columbus OH
         - Finished 2nd in Arizona Region
         - CO Crossroads American Division Champs, earned
           National bid

2011- Aspie 13N Black - Right Side Hitter
         - National bid

Aspire 16 Rox

DS/Libero #6

High School Volleyball

2013 (Sophomore)
-Starting DS/L

2012 (Freshman)
-All District Team
-Starting DS/L

Mesquite High School

SOPHOMORE year. LIBERO #13 (First half). DS #9 (Second half).

Tournaments Attending in 2014

-Fiesta Classic, Tempe, AZ (January 18-20)
-Festival Fiesta, Cardinal Stadium (February 15-17)
-Colorado Crossroads, Denver Colorado (March 14-16)
-Show Me Qualifier, Kansas City, MO (April 11-13)
-Jr. Girl's Nationals, minneapolis, MN (June 30-July 3)

Contact Information

-Beth Nuneviller: 16 Rox Coach

-Shasta Millhollin: Recruitment Director

-Carlos Flys: Aspire Recruitment Coordinator
 High School Coach

-Kara and Tom Russo: Parents