Kristin BarottSenior Spotlight: Kristin Barott

Senior Kristin Barott is lucky she loves volleyball.

With both parents and her sister coaching and playing the game, she would’ve been the odd one out if she had picked soccer instead. Fortunately, when she started as a setter in fifth grade, something clicked and she settled into the position.

When it came time to make a college decision, volleyball obviously played a part.

“I hadn’t even heard of RMC until one of my club teammate’s dads started talking to me about it,” Barott said. “I had no idea what I wanted to do, but I couldn’t imagine not playing volleyball, and I thought it’d be cool to play with someone I knew.”

Leaving her hometown of West Richland, Wash., Barott quickly became a part of the RMC family. And after four years at RMC, the hardest part about graduating will be leaving her teammates.

“I’m going to miss the 'family-ness' of the team,” she said. “I love all of the girls – we’re all so close, and we’ve been together for so long.”

After graduation, Barott plans to follow in the footsteps of Battlin’ Bear volleyball players before her and play professional volleyball in Italy for a few months before settling down and putting her business management major to use.

But before that, Kristin Barott has a final college volleyball season to finish and a few more opportunities to play the sport she loves with her RMC family.