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2021 Australian Volleyball Recruit- Rachel Tausem

The Person

About Me:

  • Hardworking
  • Reliable
  • Resilient in tough situations
  • Motivated to be the best I can be
  • Considerate towards everyone

Leadership & Community:

  • Mentor to junior school athletes
  • Assistant coach of the Year 7 Volleyball Program

Personal Quote:

"Going to college in the US, I would want myself to be pushed to my limits in every aspect to become a better athlete, student and a better person"

The Athlete







  • Very encouraging on and off court
  • Effective communication in serve receive
  • Consistent jump float serving
  • Good at reading the opposing team
  • A team player; always puts the team first
  • Defence

Teams Represented:

  • Australian Volleyball League 2019 Western Australia Steel Senior Womens State Team
  • Australian Junior National Development Team 2018/2019
  • Western Australia Under 19 Girls State Team
  • Western Australia Volleyball League (WAVL) State League Reserve & State League 2018/2019 Balcatta Volleyball Club
  • Greenwood College Year 7/8/9/10/11 Top Girls Team at Western Australia Volleyball Schools Cup
  • Greenwood College Under 15 girls division 3 at Australian Volleyball Schools Cup (AVSC) 2016
  • Greenwood College Year 12 division 3 at AVSC 2019

Athletic Highlights

Awards Received:

  • Balcatta Volleyball Club MVP 2019 WAVL Womens State League Reserve
  • Balcatta Volleyball Club 2019 Most Outstanding Junior Player

The Student

Preferred Course of Study:

Engineering (unsure between mechanical or chemical engineering)

Academic Awards/Achievements:

  • 2015 Australian Big Science Competition on Distinction
  • 2017 Principal’s Certificate of Achievement in Photography
  • 2017 Certificate of Excellence in English, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Specialised Volleyball and Music
  • 2016/2017/2018/2019 High Flyers 90’s Club (high achieving academic club)
  • 2018 Principal’s Certificate of Achievement in Science 2018 Certificate of Excellence in Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Special
  • 2018 Certificate of Excellence in Humanity and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Specialised Volleyball

References & Resume

Student Athlete Resume: Click to View

Coach Reference: Click to View

School Reference: Click to View

If you feel that this student could be a good fit, please contact our Talent Coordinator:

Maria Hopes
Phone: +61 414 477 476 | Email: maria@studyandplayusa.com.au | Skype: maria.hopes