3 College Volleyball Hitters Answer My Volleyball Interview Questions

Volleyball award winning collegiate outside hitters answer four of my interview questions. 

Iowa State Cyclones outside hitter Hannah Willms answered my volleyball interview questions.Iowa State Cyclones outside hitter Hannah Willms answered my volleyball interview questions.


I asked some of the best college volleyball hitters a series of questions which will provide you a picture as to what college volleyball life is like for some of the top players in Division I. 


Big 12 Volleyball Hitters Answer My Interview Questions  

Iowa State Cyclones outside hitter Hannah Willms answered my volleyball interview questions.Iowa State Cyclones outside hitter Hannah Willms answered my volleyball interview questions.


Iowa State Cyclones outside hitter Hannah Willms answered my volleyball interview questions. 

What makes you special? 

I keep going after it. Even when a match isn't going well, I'll continue to cheer the team, even if we're down by ten points in a set.

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

We always try to pick the best looking "white" jerseys. Some of them are off-pink (bleeding from the red accents and lettering).


Iowa State Cyclones outside hitter Hannah Willms answered my volleyball interview questions.Iowa State Cyclones outside hitter Hannah Willms answered my volleyball interview questions.


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

I always do my hair and my makeup before I go onto the court. We dance around the locker room and listen to music to get ready for the games.

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

My teammates. I feel we all keep each other accountable and none of us want to let the others down. They really push me to do my best.


What volleyball awards did Iowa State hitter Hannah Willms win this week? 

  • Hannah Willms was voted the Big 12 Conference Freshman Volleyball Player of the Week by the leagues head volleyball  coaches.
  • Iowa State volleyball redshirt freshman Hannah Willms has been named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week, which marks the first conference honor for Willms.
  • Last month Hannah was named the Big 12 Preseason Newcomer of the Year last month, Willms hit .340 and averaged 3.50 kills per set last week while assisting the No. 16 ranked Iowa State Cyclones to a 2-0 conference start with three-set victories over Missouri and Texas Tech Hannah was second on the team with 21 kills during the week and added two blocks each against the Tigers and Red Raiders.
  • With the conclusion of the first week of Big 12 conference play, Willms ranks in the top 10 in the league in kills per set (ninth), hitting percentage (10th) and points (10th)
  • So far with 11 matches this season, Willms has posted four matches with at least 10 kills and recorded her first double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs in the Cyclones’ win over No. 9 Florida on Labor Day.


Atlantic Coast Conference  Volleyball Hitters Answer My Interview Questions

Volleyball Hitters: University of Miami volleyball hitter and California born native Lane Carico answers my volleyball questions.Volleyball Hitters: University of Miami volleyball hitter and California born native Lane Carico answers my volleyball questions.


University of Miami volleyball player and California born native Lane Carico answered my volleyball interview questions. 

Improve Your Volleyball: What makes you special?

My fascination with learning and improving.


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

Long sleeve jerseys that keep me warm.

 

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

Standing in a certain order for the national anthem and line ups.

 

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

Something I was told over and over again when I was growing up... it doesn't matter if you won or lost as long as you tried your hardest and had fun.


What volleyball awards did University of Miami senior Lane Carico win this week? 

  • University of Miami senior Lane Carico was voted the Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Player of the Week by the leagues head coaches.
  • Lane Carico registered a season-high 19 kills against No. 18 Oklahoma. This marks the second straight Player of the Week award for Carico, who has led Miami to a perfect 9-0 record to start the season, and the school’s first AVCA regular season ranking.
  • The Manhattan Beach, Calif. native compiled 30 kills on a .258 hitting percentage for 3.75 kills per set and had 32 digs in eight sets. She also had five blocks and four service aces.
  •  Carico came up huge in the win over No. 18 Oklahoma with 19 kills and 16 digs to help pull off the come-from-behind upset. It was the first victory over a ranked opponent for the Hurricanes since December 7, 2002, when Miami beat No. 15 Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Carico needs just 56 kills to pass Karla Johnson (2002-05) atop the school’s all-time list. Additionally, she needs just 29 service aces to become the school’s all-time leader, looking to pass Cassie Loessberg (2006-09).


Colonial Athletic Association Volleyball Hitters Answer My Interview Questions

Volleyball Hitters: Hofstra volleyball hitter Kelsie Wills answered my volleyball interview questions.Volleyball Hitters: Hofstra volleyball hitter Kelsie Wills answered my volleyball interview questions.


Hofstra volleyball hitter Kelsie Wills answered my volleyball interview questions. 


Improve Your Volleyball: What makes you special?

Playing here in the states, my upbringing in New Zealand and different culture sure does add something special to our special team!


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

Reviewing and evaluating film certainly is a factor in me playing my best.


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

Before each game I usually listen to music and try to focus and visualize what I need to do in the game.


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

My parents definitely inspire me to play well, as I want to do well because of all they have sacrificed to get me to this point in my life.

My teammates also influence me, as I have to, and want to play well in order for the team to succeed.

 

What did inspiring college volleyball player Kelsie Wills do this week? 

  • Wills, who was named to the All-tournament at the Aggie Invitational over the weekend, shared the award with Jillian Briner of Northeastern.
  • Wills, who won her first weekly conference honor helped lead Hofstra to a 2-2 week, including a runner-up finish at the Aggie Invitational. 
  • She was second on the team last week in kills and digs with 40 and 48, respectively. In Hofstra's opening match in California, Wills contributed nine kills,16 digs and three blocks against UC Davis.  
  • She followed that up by leading Hofstra in kills in the Pride's next two matches with 16 against Seattle and eight versus Air Force.  She added 13 digs against the Redhawks and eight digs against Air Force.
  • For the season, Wills is second on the team with 163 kills and 158 digs. She also has 23 blocks and eight service aces.





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