Carondelet High School

Freshman Feature

Getting To Know Your Freshman Varsity Student Athletes
by Isabel Hecimovich

Helena Perez

Sport: Varsity Volleyball
Grade: Ninth

Do you have a favorite athlete and why do you like them so much?
I like Stephen Curry because he shows really good work ethic, and it inspires me to do better.

What hobbies do you have outside of athletics?
I used to play musical instruments, but now that sports have taken up so much of my time, I like to use my free time spending time with my friends. Also, when I have extra time I like to read teen fiction books.

What is the best part of joining the varsity volleyball team?
I really enjoy meeting and playing with older girls. Being given the opportunity to play at the varsity level, I feel like I will really be able to develop as a player and learn for the older players. I also like, that through volleyball, I am able to meet more people who share common interests with me. My favorite part of joining volleyball is making the pre-game pump up playlist with the team. Dancing and laughing, just having a good time.

What type of music do you like to listen not before a game?
I like to listen to rap music to pump me up for a game, especially Drake.

Do you play any other sports?
I just stopped playing basketball, because I wanted to focus more on volleyball. I liked playing basketball because it was another fun activity to do and it helped keep me fit by doing a lot of cardio. I played CYO and club basketball for St. Mary’s and St. Perpetua, and then for a club called Diablos and then for Cal Stars.


Carondelet High School is proud of its comprehensive athletics program and heritage and as such, we value all teams, sports, and student athletes equally at all levels of play. We consider athletics to be an integral part of the school community and, therefore, the Carondelet mission to live with heart, faith, and courage remains at the core of our athletic ideals. Carondelet is a place where young women enjoy the opportunity to develop athletic abilities consistent with the highest standards of academic scholarship, leadership, sportsmanship and school tradition.

A Carondelet student athlete is a confident and accomplished young woman who pursues the highest levels of intellectual, personal and athletic achievements.

Core Values
  • Character: We have heart, faith, and courage in all that we do. We conduct ourselves with grace under pressure and in the face of adversity.
  • Excellence: We dedicate ourselves to reaching our full potential, individually and as a team.
  • Citizenship: We are responsible, caring and active citizens within and beyond the Carondelet community.
  • Pride: We honor our rich and living tradition, and we know that our personal and team efforts and sense of purpose add to the pride we share as a community.
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