I started playing beach volleyball when I was 8 years old. I have been playing volleyball for almost 4 years now!   I loved the sport from the start and since the beginning, I felt I was good at it. Joining Sandstorm was so much fun because I made a lot of really good friends and I love the coaches. From the beginning, they encouraged me to enter every tournament that I could to get as much experience as possible. I played many tournaments with my sister and then with my Sandstorm friends, Bobby and Cody, who are great players and a lot of fun!

Lately, I have been working hard on my offense. Playing Beach Volleyball has given me a lot of confidence and is so much fun to be around friends that love the sport just like me.  Another reason why I love volleyball is that it keeps me healthy and it's a great workout too. I live and play volleyball at Delray Beach Florida.  Besides all the training,  my familyand I go to the beach to play with the Delray Crowd in the afternoons.  I mostly love the feeling of being at the beach and it makes me feel good like I am in paradise.

I am very proud to be the youngest girl on the new Sandstorm Winter Team. Im looking forward to training and playing with them.  I am now 11 years old and I am training and playing with 14 and 15 year old girls that I look up to!  Volleyball is my passion and I will try hard to play Beach Volleyball in College.

- Riley Baer