Our Detroit PAL programs are a great outlet for kids to learn how to play a sport from a young age. For some kids, like Alexsys Pullen, they take the skills learned in PAL and continue playing sports into adulthood. Alexsys first joined the Detroit PAL family all the way back in 2005 when she began participating in the track program!
Alexsys also started exploring volleyball at a young age. She saw her mother coaching and her sister playing and wanted to get involved as well. She joined a team and played the middle blocker position during her time with club, high school, and college teams, earning many championship titles and awards along the way. She was a player for the Michigan Elite Volleyball Academy.
After graduating from Troy High School in 2013, Alexsys earned a volleyball and academic scholarship to Virginia State University. She was able to win a championship ring her freshman year when her team won the first volleyball championship in school history.
Alexsys was also able to participate in the track program at Virginia State. She had been an award winning discus thrower in high school, but continued to grow into being named “Newcomer of the Year” for the Virginia State University Track & Field program during her freshman year.
Despite all of her success in volleyball and track, Alexsys says that she is a student first and athlete second. She is able to manage being a multi-sport athlete and keep up a 3.5 GPA. Alexsys truly exemplifies what Detroit PAL strives for all of our athletes to become; a well rounded athlete, scholar, and leader.