Improve Your Volleyball interviews college volleyball player Amanda
"I think what makes me special is that I'm never satisfied with my
Even with this past weekend, the stats said I did well but
I felt that I could have done better. That makes me push myself each
and every time. "
"I have an elbow pad that I wear on my right elbow because I have bony
I didn't wear it before so it used to hurt when I dove for a ball
and prevented me from diving. Ever since I've worn it I basically go for
every ball no matter how far away it is."
"Pre game I listen to my ipod.
I blast my eardrums away unfortunately.
I have to listen to underground hip hop. Also, I usually style my hair
based off of how well I did last game.
So if it was straight last time I'll do it straight ... if it was curly last game I'll
do it curly again."
"My team inspires me to play well because we play for each other
and I don't want to let them down.
Also, my little sister inspires me because I want her to play college
volleyball too, so I want her to see how much I've progressed and
have her say 'I want to be like my sister'.
Finally, stats inspire me to play well since I look at them after
every game. And if I don't do well I tell myself next game I can't be
messing up, I have to go harder on the court."
University of Riverside college volleyball player Amanda Vialpando
was voted the Big West Conference Player of the Week by the
leagues head coaches.
Amanda led the UC Riverside women's volleyball team to a 2-1
record at the Stockton Hilton Invitational
Vialpando opened the weekend tournament with an 11-kill, seven-
dig performance in UC Riverside’s 3-0 win over Loyola Marymount
Later that day Amanda registered a career-high .395 hitting
percentage against Cal State Bakersfield helping her team get their
second consecutive sweep.
Her second double-double came the following day when she
topped her previous performance with 21 kills and 14 digs in the
Highlanders’ 3-1 loss to San Jose State.
For the week, she averaged 5.1 kills and 3.2 digs per contest, while
hitting .322 Vialpando’s efforts earned her a spot on the Hilton
Stockton All-Tournament Team
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