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Name: Kathryn O’Toole
Current School: St. Gabriel
Club Team: KIVA 11 Red
- What got you started playing volleyball? I started playing volleyball at a very young age by watching my 4 older sisters play. I was always in the gym playing on the sidelines while they were playing games.
- What’s your favourite aspect of the game? EVERYTHING
- What is your favorite meal? Chicken Tetrazzini
- Who is your favourite player? Why? MaryAnn O’Toole – because she is a very good outside hitter, their team is great and fun to watch.
- What was the best coaching tip or advice you received to improve your game? Hit over the block to zone 1.
- The most fun drill for you at practice is…? Why? I like playing trips because you really have to move your feet stay active.
- If you could visit anywhere in the world where would it be? I would love to visit the Bahamas. This sounds like a beautiful place because my sisters have been there.
- Do you prefer playing offense or defense? Why? I love to play defense and dig hard balls hit my way. But then I like to get a kill after digging a hard hit ball.
- If you could have a training session with one player or coach, who would it be and why? I would like to train with my sister Kristen because she plays great defense and passes well. She corrects me when I make mistakes.
- I love volleyball because…? It is a team sport and I enjoy playing with my teammates on and off the court.
- If you could be an animal what would it be and why? I would be a bird because I can fly and be free to visit many places.
- What is your favorite experience/ moment playing volleyball? My favorite is when there is a long rally with many digs on hard hit balls. It makes me want to win the point even more.