Meeting … Olympia Deisenroth, Class of 2025, Sophomore, and Volleyball Athlete

“Meeting…” is an ongoing series featuring people from all parts of the high school community (inspired by the NYT Open series of the same name).


Student Olympia Deisenroth talks about her experience at HHS.

What are your pronouns?


Which class/year are you in?


What is a job/title/role you identify as?

I am a student-athlete.

What does that mean to you?

I go to school while also being part of the Hopkinton varsity volleyball team. I am learning how to manage my time between homework and many hours of volleyball. The volleyball team has taught me teamwork and has allowed me to make lifelong friendships.

How long have you been part of the high school?

I am a sophomore, this will be my second year in high school.

After a year and a half of partially remote schooling, where do you do schoolwork these days?

I do my schoolwork in the living room. At exactly 9 P.M. I sit down on my couch, with the tv off, and begin my homework, sometimes I get distracted by my phone.

How do you start your day?

I wake up at 6 A.M. and start my day by making my bed, brushing my teeth, getting dressed, and doing my skincare routine. My alarm goes off at 5:45 A.M. but I do not actually get out of bed until 6 A.M.

What is something you’ve spent a lot of time on recently that really interests you?

Volleyball is something I have spent a lot of time on, always practicing and trying to improve. I practice at home, every day with the team, and at the games. I love the team activities like getting Chipotle, going to Barnstable for a beach day, and “spaggers.” The seniors have taken me under their wing.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I got my name from when my parents met as athletic trainers at the Paralympics.

What is your secret to happiness?

Smiling, I like to smile. Volleyball, hanging out with friends, and my family make me happy.

Who or what inspires you?

My family and my brother. My brother makes me the best version of myself, he looks out for me, sticks up for me, and drives me places.

What is your best advice for your fellow students?

Try your best in school, be kind, and remember you only get one life. Live it to the fullest.