Manitou Springs High School senior, Mahlia Glass recently signed to play college volleyball at Butler Community College.
Knowing the recruitment process is rarely an easy task, Glass tells future recruits to, "Stay positive and don't give up when things get hard. The recruiting process is so much harder than anyone will ever say it is. You have to have a positive mindset and be ready for anything to come your way, good or bad." She continued to say, "Keep an open mind and not have a set plan that you think is for sure going to happen. Things can change quickly and dramatically, so you have to be able to adjust to that. I went into the recruiting process with no expectations and didn't reach out to the school I signed at, until only a few months before I signed."
As an athlete, motivation to succeed comes in all forms. For Mahlia, her motivation is, "to always be better". Glass said, "Every practice and every match, I am working to improve. Wanting to compete at a college level was also the biggest motivator."
When asked who has helped her, get to where she is today, Glass responded, "I wouldn't be where I am today without my mom and my dad. Having their support throughout everything has made things a little bit easier." To her parents, she says, "Thank you so much. I couldn't have done it without you."