Texas State University volleyball player Amari Deardorff is
interviewed by Improve Your Volleyball.com.
'My faith in God and the perseverance it gives me. I've faced many
obstacles in my volleyball career, most of them being injuries, but
through Christ I've never given up on playing the sport I love."
'My knee brace and ankle braces because they allow me to not worry
as much about getting hurt as much; therefore allowing me to focus on
the game plan and what I need to do with the ball."
"I'm not too superstitious, but I do usually listen to music before I play.
Instead of listening to stereotypical pump up music, I like to get relaxed
and listen to slower songs, usually by Justin Bieber or Jesse McCartney."
Other than playing to glorify God and use the gifts he has given me, I
try my hardest for the people who love me most. My parents because
they have sacrificed so much time and money over my entire volleyball
career to make it possible for me to be where I am today.
"My brother because, although he is one of my best friends, I always
strive to outdo him, something to this day that I still do not feel like I
And my boyfriend because he is the hardest and most dedicated
athlete that I know, and I want to emulate that as closely as possible.
That's only a few of the people I can think of.
There are plenty more that drive me to be the best that I can be,
including my coaches, teammates and fans."
Deardorff Named Southland Conference Offensive Player Of The
Amari finished the week with 64 kills and a .399 hitting percentage
Deardorff, a right side hitter, earned her first career Southland
matches the week of September 12 - 18
Deardorff began the week with an impressive performance in a sweep
over West Virginia, posting 11 kills with a .500 hitting percentage.
where she led the Bobcats in kills in three of the four matches
Against Houston Baptist, the Austin native pieced together a 16-kill
performance with a .469 hitting percentage, and in the Bobcats win
over Louisiana-Lafayette, Deardorff had an 18-kill match with a .425
For the week, the Bobcat right side hitter led the offensive attack with
64 total kills and a hitting percentage of .399.
Deardorff showed her defensive prowess by contributing 18 blocks for an
average of nearly a block per set for the week
So far this season, Deardorff leads the Southland Conference with a
.326 hitting percentage and is averaging a team-best 2.77 kills per set.
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