Keyshia Patterson didn't start playing volleyball until she was in the seventh grade at West Middle.
"I didn't know very much about it, but I just wanted to play," she said. "It looked like fun."
Now, four years after starting at West, Patterson, a junior, has become central to the Lady Rockets' success - she will be the team's captain.
"She's our key right now," head coach Felicia Pace said. "She matches the play on the other side of the net, and she's a very aggressive player."