Take a quick look at Kelsey Humphreys' volleyball career, and it appears the Corona del Mar High junior has been set up for success.
Her mother, aunt and older cousin have also been setters, and very successful ones at that.
Humphreys is a setter too. She's also her own person, which she said is part of the reason nearly five years ago she made the decision to switch volleyball clubs, from Orange County to Laguna Beach.
When your mother won national titles with OCVBC in the early 1980s and starred at Stanford, people – fairly or unfairly – can have certain expectations. Club volleyball can be a close-knit community.
"Everyone always referred to me as, 'Oh, that's Wendy Rush's daughter' or something like that," Humphreys said. "I just wanted to make my own path in volleyball. As much as I wanted to be like her, I also wanted to be a different player."