The Best Middle Blocker Volleyball Athletes Answer My Questions

Jen Keddy and Erin Johnson two of the best middle blocker volleyball athletes talk about competing in Division I

Jen Keddy and Erin Johnson two of the best middle blocker volleyball athletes talk about competing in Division IJen Keddy and Erin Johnson two of the best middle blocker volleyball athletes talk about competing in Division I


The best middle blocker volleyball player in the Big Ten and Big West conferences..

Two college volleyball players, Jen Keddy and Erin Johnson answered my interview questions about how athletes live learn and excel in Division I. 


The College Middle Blocker Volleyball Athletes from the         Big West Conference Answer Interview Questions

The College Middle Blocker Volleyball Athletes from the Big West Conference Answer Interview Questions - Jennifer KeddyThe College Middle Blocker Volleyball Athletes from the Big West Conference Answer Interview Questions - Jennifer Keddy


Meet Cal Poly middle blocker volleyball hitter Jennifer Keddy. 


What makes you special? 

I am a 6' 4" middle blocker that plays all the way around.


What accessories and/or equipment help you play your best?

"I play with both my pinkys taped. I also have a bracelet that I tape over and an anklet that I will never take off."


What pregame habits, rituals, or superstitions do you have to do before every game?

"I stay with one of my teammates before every game."











Who or what inspires you to play well in each match that you play in?

"My father, Wayne Keddy.

My head coach, Caroline Walters and my assistant coach Justin Hutchins.

She makes me want to be the best that I can be and he pushes me to be better everyday in practice and during competitions.

And I always want to play well for my teammates."


The College Middle Blocker Volleyball Athletes from the Big West Conference Answer Interview Questions - Jennifer KeddyThe College Middle Blocker Volleyball Athletes from the Big West Conference Answer Interview Questions - Jennifer Keddy


What volleyball awards did Jennifer Keddy win this week? 

  • Jennifer Keddy was voted the Big West Conference Volleyball Player of the Week by the leagues head volleyball  coaches. 
  • Jennifer Keddy recorded led her Cal Poly Mustangs volleyball team to a 2-0 week in Big West Conference play
  • Jennifer has set a precedent this season by becoming the first repeataward recipient, after first being named Player of the Week  on Oct. 3.
  • The junior middle blocker tied her career-high in kills  while setting anew career-high in this weeks match against UCSB. 
  • Against Cal State Northridge, Keddy posted a career-high 22 kills whilecompleting her fourth double-double on the season, third in-a-row, aftersuccessfully completing 12 digs
  • In seven days, Jennifer has averaged 4.78 kills, 3.22 digs and 0.78blocks per set, while hitting .418.


The College Middle Blocker Volleyball Athletes from the         Big Ten Conference Answer Interview Questions

The Best Middle Blocker Volleyball Athletes from the Big Ten Conference Answer Interview Questions - Erin JohnsonThe Best Middle Blocker Volleyball Athletes from the Big Ten Conference Answer Interview Questions - Erin Johnson


Meet University of Illinois middle blocker volleyball hitter Erin Johnson. 


What makes you special? 

I wouldn't consider anything about me really special. I'm a hard worker,

in volleyball and in school, but the majority of people who play at this level are as well.


What accessories and/or equipment help you play your best?

What helps me play my best is making sure I'm taking care of myself, getting enough sleep and getting treatment when I need to.

 

What pregame habits, rituals, or superstitions do you have to do before every game?

I don't have any superstitions or habits. I think you always have to be prepared and focused to play when the time comes, whether or not you had the chance to perform "pre game rituals."


Who or what inspires you to play well in each match that you play in?

My parents inspired me to play hard every opportunity I get, whether its practice or a match.

Not everyone gets the opportunity to play the sport they love at the college level, so I try to make the most of it.

 

What awards did Erin Johnson win this week? 

  • Erin Johnson was voted the Big Ten Defensive Volleyball Player of the Week by the leagues head volleyball  coaches. 
  • Recorded 1.5 blocks per set in No. 3 Illinois’ back-to-back conferencewins on the road against No. 9 Minnesota and Wisconsin

  • Tallied a career-high 10 block assists against No. 9 Minnesota

  • Earns her first Defensive Player of the Week award  




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