Lydia Earls is a returning academic sophomore, but is entering her first season as a PUC Pioneer.
Born and raised in Kailua Hawaii, Lydia Earls attended Hawaiian Mission Academy where she graduated top of her class. Earls balanced the perfect combination of scholastics, leadership and service, receiving one of PUC's top honors, the 2016 Maxwell Scholar Award. “Receiving PUC’s Maxwell Scholar has been a huge blessing for myself and my family,,” states Lydia.
Since her time at PUC, she has declared her major as Health Communications, was appointed President of the campus mission club (Thaumatrope) and became a student ambassador.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time here at PUC. I've made such wonderful friends that support me in everything I do. Managing academics, athletics, my social life, and all other things I'm involved in has been difficult but there is nothing I would change or do differently.”
Lydia’s not only successful in the classroom, but has shown her strength on the volleyball court as well. Lydia played four years of varsity volleyball at HMA earning division 1st team award as well as being the captain of her team, all the while playing volleyball for Kealahou Volleyball Club. Her volleyball influence comes from watching her older brother playing volleyball.
Currently, halfway through her first season as a Pioneer, she has appeared in 23 games, tallying 14 kills and has become a crowd favorite during home games. With Lydia’s influence within the PUC student body there are many that come out to support the Lady Pioneers. “Our fans are really important to us. It feels great to play knowing the sideline are there to support and cheer us on. The energy from the crowd helps give us the energy we need on the court.”
Senior Outside Amanda Loeffler says “She has grown a lot as a volleyball player and continues to get better everyday with all the effort she puts in. Her involvement within the school has certainly helped bring all of our athletics programs and the campus student body together”.
When asked about life and career after PUC “After PUC I am looking into receiving my Doctorate in Auiology”