Penn State Girls Volleyball Player
Katie Slay

Improve Your Volleyball interviews Nittany Lions volleyball player Katie Slay

We interviewed Penn State girls volleyball player and NCAA 

champion Katie Slay.

Improve Your Volleyball: What makes you special?


"To me, what makes someone special is when they find something about

themselves that is different from everyone else and they embrace it. It

could be their personality, a special talent, a physical difference, or


The possibilities are endless. "

Improve Your Volleyball: What accessories and/or equipment help you play your best?

 When I play volleyball all I need are some workout clothes, running

shoes, and ankle braces.

One thing I can never play without is a headband!"

Improve Your Volleyball: What pregame habits, rituals, or superstitions do you have to do before every game?


Before every game I eat a meal with the team, I always get my left

ankle taped first, and the freshmen do a skit for the team.

Also, like I said before, I always have to have a colorful headband on for

the match.


Improve Your Volleyball: Who or what inspires you to play well in each match that you play in?

"I would say that my teammates inspire me to play well. After all,

volleyball is a team game and I know what my teammates expect from


To give them anything less, to me, is a big disappointment. So I

want to play well for them."

What did inspiring college volleyball player
Katie Slay do this 

Katie Slay was voted the Big Ten Conference Defensive Volleyball 

Player of the Week by the leagues head volleyball coaches.

Penn State Girls Volleyball Player Katie Slay

Katie recorded 2.0 blocks per set in No. 9 Penn State’s three-set wins 

over Wisconsin Slay had eight kills in nine swings and had a match-high 

five total blocks, including two solo stuffs.

In the victory over No. 10 Minnesota Gophers she had nine kills in 12 

attempts and Slay made herself into a "wall at the net with a 

match-best seven total blocks, including two solo"


Notched five total blocks (two solo), adding eight kills and a dig against

the Badgers


For the weekend, Slay was second on the team with 17 kills on a

team-high .714 attack percentage. She also led the Nittany Lions with

12 total blocks. Katie averaged 2.83 kills per set and 2.00 blocks per



Katie earns her second weekly award of the season and the

fourth honor of her career.


If you are a fan of inspiring college volleyball player Katie Slay or

the Penn State girls volleyball team then you'll love the articles of the

other inspiring players we interviewed as well.

Discover More Improve Your Interviews


University of Illinois Volleyball Player Erin Johnson

Iowa State Cyclones Volleyball Player Hannah Willms

University of Kansas Volleyball Player Tayler Tolefree

LSU Womens Volleyball Player Meghan Mannari

TCU Volleyball Player Kristen Hester

Xavier University Volleyball Player Aubree Smith

College Player Amanda Vialpando

UC Irvine Volleyball Player Kristin Winkler

UCF Volleyball Player Rachel Vukson

Texas State University Volleyball Player Amari Deardorff

University of Miami Volleyball Player Lane Carico

Hofstra University Volleyball Player Kelsie Wills

University of Dayton Volleyball Player Rachel Krabacher

University of Dayton Volleyball Player Megan Campbell

UWM Volleyball Player Morgan Potter

Cal Poly Volleyball Player Jennifer Keddy

College Volleyball Player Carly Sahagian

Colorado State Womens Volleyball Player Katelyn Steffan

Inspiring College Volleyball Player DeeDee Harrison

Inspiring USC Girls Volleyball Player Kendall Bateman

Lamar University Volleyball Player Sierra Whitaker

Liberty Volleyball Player Lillie Happel

Liberty Volleyball Player Loren Thomas

Long Island University: Annika Foit

Michigan Girls Volleyball Players Lexi Dannemiller

Northern Illinois University: Lauren Wicinski

Penn State Girls Volleyball Player Katie Slay

ULM: Marcela Urbina

University of Denver Faimie Kingsley

University of Houston: Katie Norris

University of Memphis: Hajnalka Molnar

  1. Improve Your Volleyball
  2.  ›
  3. Interviews
  4.  ›
  5. Penn State Player Katie Slay

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

The Weekly Las Vegas Boot Camp Volleyball Class Schedule

  • Monday Volleyball Class (ages 11 - 14) - Stupak Community Center 6 - 7:30
  • Tuesday Volleyball Class (ages 13 - 18) - Mirabelli Community Center 6 - 7:30
  • Wednesday Advanced/Varsity Only Class - Chuck Minker Sports Complex - 4:30 - 6pm - Contact Coach April first before coming if you've never been
  • Thursday Volleyball Class (ages 13 - 18) - Stupak Community Ctr. 6 - 7:30
  • Friday Advanced/Varsity Only Skill Clinics (ages 13 - 18) - Veteran's Memorial Summerlin - 5pm - 6pm - Contact Coach April before coming first if you've never been 
  • Friday Volleyball Class (ages 9 - 13) - Veteran's Memorial Leisure Services 6 - 7:30

Boot Camp Volleyball Class Requirements

  • No online registration for Volleyball Voice Boot Camp classes
  • Arrive 15-20 minutes before class begins
  • Pay $10 at front desk
  • Kneepads mandatory
  • Classes close at 6:05, latecomers will not be admitted
  • You WILL sweat

Monthly Monday 
Advanced Training 

Breakfast Club 60

About Breakfast Club 60

  • Four Mondays 4pm - 5pm
  • 60 minute intense Training
  • Class Max 12 - Coed
  • Ages 14 - 18
  • No Beginners
  • Varsity/Adv/Elite Skill level
  • Breakfast Club/USAVHP
  • Registration is Open
  • Stupak Community Ctr 
  • Pay $195 for a four class pack Breakfast Club 60 
  • Pay $195 late registration (1-3 Mondays)

Elite training for very advanced hard working players who INTEND to play volleyball in college.

Exclusive opportunity to train with teammates/friends with similar high goals and are ready to push YOU and themselves to improve. 

Not for the curious, weak hearted or distracted player, we do more in 60 minutes than most clubs and teams do in three hours. 

If you’ve never attended a Breakfast Club class contact Coach April BEFORE registering.

Brunch Club 60

About Brunch Club 60

  • Four Mondays 5pm - 6pm
  • 60 minute intensive Training
  • Class Max 12 - Coed
  • Ages 13 - 15
  • No Beginners
  • Intermediate Skill level
  • Registration is Open
  • Stupak Community Ctr 
  • Pay $195 for a four class pack Breakfast Club 60 
  • Pay $195 late registration (1-3 Mondays)

Perfect for regular Boot Camp class players and players who've ALREADY played on a City of Las Vegas/NYS Elite local league team and who're interested in more advanced training and/or trying out for the Volleycats Elite 14s/15s/ local team competing in June/July/August. 

Private and Semi Private Lessons with Coach April
Tuesdays and Thursdays

Ten (10) - intensive 60-minute sessions of semi-private (small groups of six) volleyball practices 

Sessions are a specially designed mix of skills conducted by Coach April within the one hour session

  • Private training class pack is $1050 for 10 classes. This includes gym rental fee 
  • Semi-private training class pack is $850 for 10 classes. This includes gym rental fee