The Corsairs Ace It With Megan Yoon

 Megan Yoon, 19, a 2015 graduate of Culver City High School has been playing with ARROW, the Santa Monica College Volleyball Team since 2016. Yoon is studying Kinesiology and hopes to transfer to a 4-year college. (Sid Sidibe)

Megan Yoon, 19, a 2015 graduate of Culver City High School has been playing with ARROW, the Santa Monica College Volleyball Team since 2016. Yoon is studying Kinesiology and hopes to transfer to a 4-year college. (Sid Sidibe)

The Fall 2017 academic semester is coming to an end, and so are seasonal sports such as Volleyball. A leader for the Santa Monica College Women's Volleyball team has been sophomore and Kinesiology major, Megan Yoon. She leads by example, according to one of her best friends and teammates, Taylor Burks. "I have personally known Megan since we have been 10 years old, and she is a very hard worker, who shows it a lot more than she says." Said Burks.

Yoon began playing volleyball at 14 years old, but she has been playing for over five years now, and credits the sport for creating memorable relationships. "I just think volleyball is fun, that is my main reason why I like to play, but it's also just fun to be with everyone you are friends with, we're like family here." She said.

After Yoon's volleyball career ends at SMC, she plans to keep on playing. "I really want to keep playing after I graduate, even if its just for fun, I see myself playing throughout my life for sure."

The sophomore described how volleyball showed her the importance of teamwork, and communication. "Volleyball is a team sport and it's important to have that communication with each other and to work together." Yoon, who has a basketball background said, "It's not like basketball, because I used to play basketball, like where there is one star player that can carry the team, in volleyball you have six other people to depend on." Learning how to work with one another and communicate is a lesson people must learn, in volleyball, and in life.

Santa Monica's close knit volleyball team has their eyes set on the playoffs, and their leader expects them to be there. "I think were gonna make them, this year, I think we are." Yoon said about potentially reaching the postseason. The team's chemistry and closeness will factor in to their success, and keep them together when a storm has to be weathered. Megan's long time friend and teammate, Taylor said, "I think we get along personality-wise a lot more, but we had a lot more chances for team bonding and get to know each other a lot better." Santa Monica College's Women's Volleyball team believes that with their chemistry, they are poised to make a run into the playoffs.