Empowering women in sports


Leading a volleyball team to victory is a truly satisfying experience for any captain. Michelle Barasa, the captain of Strathmore University volleyball team and a 3rd year student pursuing Bachelor of Commerce, has demonstrated leadership skills and shown remarkable moments in the sport. Her team has been the defending champions of inter- universities for the past three years.

As a player, Michelle has always been a force to be reckoned with. She’s a skilled and versatile athlete, able to play libero on the court with ease. She’s quick on her feet, agile, and has an incredible instinct for the game. But it’s her leadership as a captain that truly sets her apart.

Michelle is the kind of captain who leads by example. She’s always the first one at practice and the last one to leave, putting in countless hours of hard work and dedication to improve her skills and support her team. She’s constantly pushing her teammates to be their best, offering encouragement and guidance along the way. The most memorable game was when they played against the University of Nairobi in Bungoma, where they emerged the winners.

Michelle’s journey as a captain hasn’t always been easy, she has faced criticism from some opponents and some teammates, but she’s never let that stop her from pursuing her passion and achieving her goals. Instead, she has used those challenges as fuel for her fire. She’s become a powerful advocate for female athletes. She has inspired countless young women to pursue their dreams and to never let anyone tell them they can’t succeed.

In the end, Michelle’s  success as a captain isn’t just about winning games – it’s about breaking down barriers and paving the way for future generations of female athletes. Through her leadership, dedication and unwavering commitment to her team and the sport, she’s shown that anything is possible with hard work and determination.

In future, she wants to play for the national team as a libero because she believes in herself.

So, here’s to all the lady sports enthusiasts out there, break down barriers and make history with every game you play. Your success is an inspiration to us all, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.


This article was written by Rachael Wangui,  a third year Communications student.

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