Meet Hannah Meyer, the Daytona native who stars on DME Academy’s indoor and outdoor volleyball squads. When she’s not training, she’s pursuing her goal of becoming a pediatric physician assistant. The 18 year old student-athlete has her work cut out for her, juggling 4 practices, 1 high school class, and 5 college classes each week.
Hannah developed a passion for the game of volleyball in 6th grade when she became an immediate stand-out on her middle school team. After falling in love with the sport, she was determined to take her game to the next level, and that’s when her teammates introduced her to DME Academy. Hannah has never looked back.
So what’s her favorite part about DME Academy? That’s easy, it’s the family atmosphere. Everyone on campus is friendly and welcoming, including athletes and coaches that she’s never met. On top of that, Hannah says that it’s evident that the staff cares about the student-athletes' success in life even more than they care about success on the court.
When Hannah’s father was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, her DME family was there for her every step of the way. Her teammates went the extra mile to support her, making sure to regularly check in on Hannah and her family, and to letting her know how much they cared about her. Hannah's dad is doing much better now, but this memory of DME Academy will stick with her forever. She has created long lasting friendships and has found an incredible support system. She has never been closer to any team before, and considers her DME teammates to be family.
To this day, Hannah is still inspired by her incredible DME Academy family, and she plans to coach volleyball so she can mentor girls and help them create the same bonds that she has. When she looks back on her experience, she knows that 6th grade girl trying out for her first ever volleyball team would be proud of who she has become and the relationships she’s developed along the way.
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