Being from London and having the
chance to play in your hometown, how
was the support from your family beneficial
to your achievements this year?
My parents and sister were very supportive of me — [hearing them] cheering loud at every game really pumps me up. My dad made a ton of signs one game and it was amazing to see them being held by our fans.
How does this year compare with other
successful years you’ve had at other levels
in your volleyball career?
This is the first year that I have been able to get along with all of my teammates so well. This is easily the best team that I have ever played on and my best-ever year in volleyball as well.
Who was the leader on your team this
year? Who would the team look to for
There was never really one person who always led — everyone just picked each other up and encouraged one another throughout the team. Jori [Hardin] always made me laugh and cheered me up whenever I saw her.
As impressive and entertaining as your
team’s play is, there seems to be less fan
interest in your sport than in other varsity
sports. How do you feel about that?
We need more fan support. Having [home court advantage] was huge in the playoffs, so if more fans came it would generate that type of support for every game. The guy’s team is great — [the team members] come to all of our games and they keep us motivated all year long with their support.