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Women's Volleyball
Q & A With Volleyball Sophomore Heather McDaniel
Heather McDaniel
Heather McDaniel

Nov. 16, 2006


Q: How is this team different in its second year under Coach George?
A: I think we are coming together as a team a lot more than we did last year. We also have higher goals, which makes us a good family-oriented team that works hard for each other.

Q: What has been your most memorable moment in your short time at MSU?
A: It all just kind of blends together - going out there and working hard everyday. As a whole, it has been a great experience so far, but I'd have to say beating Michigan in Ann Arbor was a pretty special moment.

Q: Do you have any superstitions surround your pre-game routine?
A: I like to say a little pre-game prayer, and I always have a pre-game dance party in the locker room before we come out.

Q: What is the most valuable quality you possess out on the court?
A: I try to be a good motivator and bring a good attitude to the team. I bring people up when they are down, try to keep people up when they are up.

Q: If you could invite any three people in history over for dinner, who would you choose?
A: Matt Thiessan, because he is the leader of my favorite band - Relient K, Sandra Bullock, because she is pretty cool, and Assistant Coach Russ Carney, because we always have some good conversations.

Q: What would you like to do with your kinesiology degree when you graduate from State?
A: I want to be an occupational therapist who works with children. I'd like to someday open my own practice.

Q: How did your training as a high jumper in high school help you become a better volleyball player? A: Obviously the fact that I can jump high helps me. That is actually what got me recruited by Michigan State because they noticed my ability to jump.

Q: What is one individual goal you set for yourself at the beginning of this season? What have you done to go about accomplishing this?
A: This year, I really wanted to give more to this team. Last year, I didn't get a lot of playing time, but this year I have a bigger role and I feel like I am filling that role pretty well.

Q: What is the toughest arena in the Big Ten you have had to play in and why?
A: I think Wisconsin is really tough because their fans and band are so loud for the visiting team, but it is also a fun place to play.




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