Chiles' Kelsey Mead - Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Posted at 7:05 PM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 19:05:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - The Chiles volleyball team is off to a stellar start. They are undefeated at 10-0 so far this season, and a big reason why? A good group of seniors, including Kelsey Mead, who's been a varsity staple all four years of her high school career.

"Kelsey is a competitor. Everything she does is a competition," said head coach Kaitlin DiLuzio.

She's a competitor who's been a steady constant for the Timberwolves for the past three years, and in her senior season, she's looking to take this program even higher.

"Being here in this position that I'm in, being the leader of this team, with all these great girls around me, it flew by really fast," she said. "It's an opportunity that I wouldn't change for the world."

"She has lead our team in our offense since her sophomore year on varsity," added DiLuzio. "She's now is continuing to do lots of others things and lead in different ways, as well as lead in our offense, she's a leader in our program now."

Mead is a leader on the court, and as competitive as she is play volleyball, she's just as fierce in the classroom, as she has a 4.46 GPA.

"In the classroom, I love to compete," she said. "Let's make the highest grade on the test, on the quiz, whatever it is. It's student-athlete, so it's really important to focus on the student part first because that's what's going to get me further after my next four years of volleyball in college."

Mead is bound for Austin-Peay in Tennessee, as she committed to them in her junior season.

"I hope it's an example for these younger girls on this team that there are no limits unless they're on yourself," she said.

For her final year as a Timberwolf, she's hoping the sky's the limit for this team.

"She's just a great kid, and someone that has a lot of passion, that is willing to learn, is willing to get better, never settles," said DiLuzio. "That's why she is Kelsey Mead for us."

Just Kelsey, in all of her competitive spirit.