Rancho Santa Fe resident Cosy Burnett, who is a junior and plays volleyball for La Costa Canyon High School and Coast Volleyball Club, was recently selected by ESPN to be their elite athlete blogger on the ESPNHS website.
“I’m so excited for this opportunity! It’s like a dream come true,” says Burnett as she explains her new job description. “I write a blog for ESPNHS every week on my experiences in high school and club volleyball.”
In her first submission, which was published recently, Burnett described what it’s like to play in front of college recruiters at tournaments and gave some tips on how to “stay in the game” when college recruiters could be distracting.
“We had just competed in the MLK Speakeasy Tournament and won the championship. There were college recruiters everywhere watching the games. It was fresh on my mind, so it was an easy topic to start with.”
This is the second year ESPNHS has posted blogs from an elite athlete.
“The idea of the blog is that I can give my insights and advice to peers and those student athletes just starting out in the game.”
She explains that the hope is that younger readers will relate to a peer and fellow athlete going through similar experiences.
“I consider myself to be a very experienced high school volleyball player. My high school team, LCC, competed in the state championships and my club teams have competed at Nationals for five years straight. I have also come back from an injury and have had my share of ups and downs as I have progressed toward my volleyball goals. I hope to help kids keep a healthy perspective about the game.”
Cosy’s blogs can be seen at
on the volleyball link for high school sports.