The 5-foot-9 senior setter led the Rockets to a 36-6 record, the state championship and a No. 5 national ranking by PrepVolleyball.com this past season. Filley recorded 1,248 assists, 334 digs, 102 kills, 58 blocks and 41 service aces. A 2013-14 Under Arm
Filley has maintained a 3.95 GPA in the classroom.
She has volunteered locally on behalf of the Special Olympics, and has donated time feeding the hungry and assisting in a second grade classroom.
G: What is your team motto?
AF: "Respect everyone, fear no one."
G: What one piece of advice do you have for freshman about being a successful high school student athlete?
AF: My advice for a freshman would be to work hard and push yourself to be the best you can, on and off the court. As a student athlete, you need to be organized and prioritize. I would encourage them to get in the gym whenever they can. Never be satisfied with where you are in your game. Continue to push yourself to be better.
G: What is your favorite highlight from this year?
AF: My favorite highlight from this year is when we won our fourth straight state championship. Our team went through so much and faced a lot of tough opponents to achieve our goal. Even though the last three state championships were incredible, winning my senior year was extra special.
G: What training habit has the most impact on your performance?
AF: Extra setting reps in the morning before school have made the biggest impact in my performance. It gives me time to focus on the basics and work on different skills. I like being able to get in the gym when everyone else is still sleeping. It feels like I've already accomplished more than most people will all day.
G: What have you learned from your coach that you will never forget?
AF: I've learned that you can always push yourself to be better. Even when you're tired and want to give up, you can always keep going. This has applied to many aspects of my life. It drives me to keep working hard and trying my best in everything I do.