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Texas to Tuscany

How a small town girl packed up her life and embarked on a new journey in Europe

Halee Van Poppel is a well known talent in the south. She has made a name for herself as a successful figure in women’s volleyball and continues to do so overseas. During her junior year at Belmont, Halee played in all 31 matches, seeing action in 106 sets and earning 10 starts … Finished season nationally ranked 88th in total attacks, 128th in attacks per set and 142nd in total kills. After 4 seasons with Belmont University, Halee furthered her career at Dallas Baptist University where she was named, AVCA DII All- American Honorable Mention, All-conference Newcomer of the Year, and All- Conference First Team. Halee is now apart of the Roma7 Volleyball team in Rome, Italy.

Halee has experienced a lot in her career and can speak to challenges one might face in college sports, leaving home, and finding the love of the game again.

Halee now finds herself on the roads of Rome finding new purpose, faith, and identity in this season of life. Listen to this and more in the conversation linked below.

As a close friend, I am so proud of Halee’s accomplishments and all that she has done with her talent. She has been such a role model to me in my career and has greatly influenced the person I am today.

Watch part one of our conversation now.





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Sister, Sister


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This past week I sat down with my sister, Reagan Walsh. She shared her story as a top prospect athlete and details of the road she’s on. Her freshman season consisted of 50 RBI’s, 7 Home Runs, 280 Batting Average, and a trip to the Women’s College World Series! So how does she do it? And how does she stay true to her morals while accomplishing her goals? Find out by watching our conversation linked below.

About Reagan

Reagan is currently on the women’s softball team at the University of Florida. At the age of 19, Reagan has managed to accomplish so much…

  • 2021 Los Angeles Times All-Star Team
  • 2021 Daily Breeze Player of the Year
  • 2021 Pioneer League Most Valuable Player
  • 2021 PGF All-American Western Region
  • 2020 Daily Breeze All-Area League First Team
  • 2019 Daily Breeze All-Area League First Team
  • 2018 All-State Cal-Hi Sports Player of the Week
  • 2018 Daily Breeze All-Area League First Team

Reagan is humble, determined, and strives to achieve the most with her ability. She admits that she has learned through mistakes. The lessons she’s learned prepared her for the obstacles presented during the current road she’s on. Between practices, homework, home runs, dating and friendships; Reagan is just like any other college student, finding their purpose and chasing dreams.

Her Advice

“Be yourself and do what you love… everything is gonna work out”

Follow along with Reagan as she embarks on her sophomore season. #GoGators

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