LIVERPOOL Girls High school student Penelope Tifa can do it all on a volleyball court.
Attack or defence; set, hit, block or spike; Tifa is a universal talent. And she is not afraid to show it.
The 17-year-old played a lead role in Sydney South West's win at the recent NSW CHS Volleyball Championships.
The year 12 student was so impressive she was named most valuable player at the tournament and selected in the NSW Combined High School team.
"It was a big shock to be named MVP; I was really only playing for fun," Tifa said.
"I started playing volleyball serious only last year so it was great to be named MVP and achieve one of my goals."
The Bonnyrigg resident recently returned from New Zealand, where she represented NSW CHS at a trans-Tasman tournament.
"It was a great experience; it was my first time representing NSW," said Tifa, who also plays plays rugby union, touch football and Oztag.
"I really enjoy playing volleyball. It is a great team sport and it's also confidence-building."
Sydney South West coach Alison Pool said Tifa was an "outstanding talent.
She was a big reason why Sydney South West won the tournament and was dominant in everything she did," Pool said.