Camille Jacala is a junior at Berkeley High School, and captain of the girls varsity volleyball team. Jacala started playing volleyball at 13, inspired by her mother, who also played. She is a setter for both the BHS and her club team; the latter of which is where she coaches elementary school volleyball players in addition to playing. She hopes to remind them to have fun and reduce the pressure around the sport, while inspiring them to be passionate about volleyball and improve. She finds that her years in volleyball have helped develop her leadership skills. “I’ve grown in my ability to take initiative and be responsible,” she said, adding that “volleyball has helped me to have more self-awareness … and develop a strong worth ethic.” Beyond volleyball leadership, Jacala is president of the Asian Pacific Islanders Club, where she uses the skills she’s honed as captain and coach to empower the BHS community.