Nothing can stop outside hitter Taylor Castillo from playing volleyball. Not even tearing a ligament and a muscle in her ankle.
During a tournament game last summer, Castillo landed on a girl under the net and tour a ligament and a muscle in her ankle. The recovery from that is not an easy one but Castillo says otherwise. “The recovery is definitely easier than I thought it would be. Everyone on the team was willing to help me get through it.”
Castillo came to Snow College from Kiowa High School in Colorado. The volleyball team she played for also played against Coach Keven John’s former volleyball team. “When she played against our team I always wished that I could coach her, and now I did and I’m glad I got the opportunity to coach Taylor.” Coach John said.
Although Castillo hasn’t gotten to play as much as she and her coach wished for, she has gotten the opportunity to become a great leader to her teammates. One teammate Samantha Lewis said, “Taylor is a big leader on and off the court, and she is a great friend to everyone.” Coach John also said, “She had ankle surgery where they basically had to reconstruct everything. She stuck it out. She is a strong young woman, and she has been a great leader for our team this year.”
Castillo’s favorite thing about the sport is, “getting really awesome hits.” Her favorite thing about playing for Snow College is her teammates.
Outside of volleyball, Castillo says that she enjoys “sleeping, eating, and watching Netflix.”
She plans on going home for the spring semester in Colorado where she plans to look for some schools near her hometown where she can continue her schooling. Castillo is an athletic training major.