Senior Spotlight: Renee Ohs
Renee Ohs has been playing for CB Elite for 4 years. She has been a strong leader on and off the court throughout her high school and club career. Renee played varsity volleyball and was on the varsity track and field team at MLHS for 4 years and will graduate with an AA from Big Bend Community College with a GPA of 3.9. Her plans include to attend Calvary Chapel Bible College to study the Bible for 2 years. She will then attend school to become a Radiologist.
Renee has been recognized in both volleyball and track and field. She was most recently a captain of the volleyball team and track and field team her senior year. She was voted MVP of her volleyball team in 9th grade, was voted Most Inspirational Player in 11th grade and was selected for Honorable Mention All Conference in 2017-2018. In 2018 she also received the Coaches Award and was Most Inspirational in track and Field. She has also been very successful in the classroom being on the honor roll 9-12 grade and being the ASB Freshman Senator. On top of her athletic and academic accomplishments, she was the 2019 Distinguished Young Women 1st runner up.
We asked Renee a few questions to get to know her better, here are her answers;
1. Tell us about your volleyball career. “I started playing volleyball in middle school. I was in 7th grade and had no clue what I was doing but fell in love with the sport right away. I’ve played for my school every year since then, which would be 6 years. I started playing club volleyball that same year I started volleyball in middle school and I am so thankful I did. “
2. What is your most embarrassing moment on the court? "During my last season of high school volleyball, I was trying to give the ball to the other team to serve and I used my foot to lightly kick it over. I ended up kicking a little harder than I meant to and the official gave me a death glare and pulled one of our captains, Yasmin, over. Yasmin then cam up to me and said that the ref told her that volleyballs weren’t to be kicked. After that, my coach told me that she was pretty sure that from the death glare I got I could have gotten a yellow card and started laughing. If you know the type of person I am, then you would know that getting a yellow card would be the worst thing in the world. I was so embarrassed.”
3. What are the top 3 songs on your play list? "Handshakes in the Hamptons by Social House, Budapest by George Ezra and Fabulous from High School Musical.”
4. What is your dream job? "My dream job would be to take care of puppies all day! Just kidding. I would probably say that my dream job would be to become a Radiologist"
5. What is your favorite thing about volleyball? "My favorite thing about volleyball is how much of the game is just problem solving. You don’t have to be the strongest on the team to get all the points, you just have to be smart about where you are placing the ball. Another thing I love about the game is all the girls I get to play with. I enjoy becoming so close with so many amazing girls and becoming like family with them".
“Renee is a very coachable athlete and a great teammate. She has a positive outlook no mater the situation. I have truly enjoyed coaching her because she brings so much joy to the team. We know that she will accomplish great things in her life and our club will not be the same without her. We wish you much continued success!” -Coach De Hoog
Yasmin Shateri has been playing for CB Elite for 4 years. She has been an integral part in the development of the teams in our club. Yasmin played varsity volleyball for 4 years at Moses Lake High School, she is one of the top students in her graduating class with a GPA of 4.0. She plans to attend University of Washington to major in Biology. Some of her athletic and academic achievements include: First Team All League honors 10th- 12th grade, Athlete of the Week 9th-12 grade, All-State honorable mention 2019, Honor Roll 9th-12th grade and student of the quarter. She has been equally successful on and off the court.
We asked Yasmin a few questions to get to know her better, here are her answers;
1. Tell us about your volleyball career. "I started playing volleyball in 7th grade and I loved it even when I made the B team. I started playing club that year and I progressed more and more each year".
2. What is your most embarrassing moment on the court? "I got hit in the face my freshman year on varsity. I was playing right side and was playing defense in the front row. The opposing middle spiked the volleyball and it hit me right in the face!"
3. What are the top 3 songs on your play list? " I Fall Apart by Post Malone, Losin' control by Russ and Beautiful girls by Sean Kingston".
4. What is your dream job? "A dentist or orthodontist"
5. What is your favorite thing about volleyball? "The feeling that comes along with playing well with your teammates".
"Yasmin is very gifted as an athlete. She is extremely intelligent, coachable and has a team first mentality. It has been enjoyable watching her grow as a person and as an athlete. We are sad that this is her last year in the CB Elite program but we wish her continued success" --Coach De Hoog
2018 CB Elite seniors have made commitments to local community colleges. Dakota Egbert signed with Big Bend Community College and Kiana Miller signed with Blue Mountain Community College. They will join CB Elite alumni Hailey Miller (2017), Laurissa Kisler (2016) and Makenzie Gurrero (2016) who all continued their volleyball career at the collegiate level.
According to Michael De Hoog U-18 head coach both girls have a very bright volleyball future, "Dakota is a very athletic player and her defensive skill set is very strong. Her quickness and physical strength are going to transfer the next level very well. She is an intense competitor, but also possesses a very upbeat attitude and selfless character. I think she is just scratching the surface of reaching her potential. I’m excited to continue coaching her the next two years at Big Bend and watch that growth occur.
Kiana’s ball control is very steady and her presence in the back row has the ability to swing matches in her team’s favor. On defense, she reads so well that she makes it look easy and her serve receive is very solid. Her serve is tough and she can pick apart passers. I think she is going to do very good things for Jessica at Blue Mountain.
Both of these players have been really enjoyable to coach. They are coachable, they make their teammates better, and they are great people off the court.”
We are so excited that these girls have chosen to continue their volleyball career. We have enjoyed having them in our club and wish them the best this upcoming fall.