Congratulations to Alexandria Smith, the inaugural IAS Volleyball Athlete of the Year!
Alexandria Smith is a competitive volleyball athlete excelling in both indoor and beach disciplines. Alexandria was a 2022 Volleyball Captain, leading the IAS girls to victory at both the Your Local Club Academy Games and the inaugural Volleyball NSW / RASi Championships.
Alexandria represented NSW at the 2022 Australian Youth Beach Volleyball Championships, bringing back home the silver medal in the Under 18 Girls.
In indoor volleyball, Alexandria also had an outstanding year. She skilfully assisted the NSW U19 Phoenix team to their bronze medal at the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships. Alexandria represented the victorious NSW CHS at the 2022 All Schools Volleyball Championships.
Her commitment to training and deserve to improve, led to her invitation to Junior National Training Camps and be part of the Junior National Team selection process.
Alexandria competes in Illawarra’s top women’s team in the open age Sydney Volleyball League. She was integral in her team winning gold in the Women’s Reserve division, Illawarra’s greatest result over the past 20 years.
“Alexandria is enthusiastic and always looking for opportunities to further herself as an athlete. She has a mature attitude, and approaches training with an open mind and is quick to apply what she has learnt in a game situation,” Coach Nicholas Thorpe said.
Fantastic achievements Alexandria, congratulations!