Texas State University Volleyball Player Amari Deardorff

Improve Your Volleyball interviews Texas State  volleyball player Amari Deardorff

Texas State University volleyball player Amari Deardorff is

interviewed by Improve Your Volleyball.com.

Improve Your Volleyball: What makes you special?

'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."

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

'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."

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

"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."

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

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.

Texas State Player Amari Deardorff

"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 

have achieved.

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."

What did Texas State University volleyball player Amari Deardorff do this week?  

 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

weekly accolade after leading the Bobcats to a 3-2 record in five

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. 


She was named to the CenturyLink Premier All Tournament team

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 

hitting percentage.

For the week, the Bobcat right side hitter led the offensive attack with 

64 total kills and a hitting percentage of .399.

A Preseason All-Southland Conference First Team selection,

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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