Alexandra Mueller: Spirit of Gainesville nominee
Published: Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 1:34 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 1:34 p.m.
Alexandra Mueller is a Senior at Eastside High School in the IB Program. She has also been a Varsity player since her freshman year at EHS, as well as a volunteer at Girls Place and Gainesville Juniors Volleyball Club. Since Alex was in 5th grade (8 years) she has both played volleyball and suppported beginning players in their effort to learn the sport. Alex contributes her time at camps, clinics and regular team practices for younger players at Gainesville Juniors Volleyball Club. She loves working with and helping develop younger players skills and also their inner confidence to work hard and become a positive role model for their teams. Early in her volleyball career, she volunteered her time at Girls Place for her sisters\' volleyball teams and volunteered to work at the games as well. She conducted herself with graciousness and style. Her positive attitude and fair and polite manner provided a positive influence to the players and also the parents. She enjoyed immensely working with both coaches, players and the staff at GIrls Place.
About Alexandra Mueller
Occupation: Student Eastside High School IB Program Senior
Years in Gainesville: 17
As an IB student at Eastside High School, because of the heavy academic requirements that the program demands, time is a luxury for Alex. Yet she had spent many nights and weekends and summer time off working camps and practices at Gainesville Juniors, as well as working hard at her own practices at the Club and High School level. How she has found a way to balance all these sacrifices, is just amazing. She truly LOVES being a part of the younger players training and development. All of this while maintaining a GPA over 4.5 and working hard on her own personal training and sports development.
Alex would love to continue to play the sport of volleyball in college, coach at a club level and further her academic dreams of a career in the medical field as a phychiatrist. Even in her career choice she wishes to work with people to help them have a better experience in their life and to provide a positive influence in her community.
Currently, as a EHS High School Senior and Varsity Volleyball Team Captain, Alex has also requested to volunteer her time once again to Gainesville Juniors Volleyball Club. Alex wishes to work with her little sister\'s mini-league team once their season begins, including working with the team weekends at their recreational tournaments. In addition, Alex also is a member of many clubs at EHS, such as Leo Club, Student Government, and Prom Committee, just to name a few. She also volunteers her time at school orientations and functions around the community that the school supports.
As a 17 year old, Alex has already accomplised so much. Her desire to volunteer her time and expertise to the sports community continues to grow, as well as her hope to be a positive role model for those around her.
Submitted by Leza Mueller
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