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Sarah Woodhouse – Athlete Of The Issue

Sarah Woodhouse Athlete of the Issue
In the midst of the spring season, fourth-year volleyballplayer Sarah Woodhouse has continued to demonstrate all-around excellence as a student-athlete.
Not only was she a captain of the girls indoor volleyball team, but she is also a leader on the girls beach volleyball team.
Sarah has been selected as the Athlete of the Issue because of the tremendous skill and commitment she demonstrates in her sports, as well as her ability to lead and support teams in many different environments.

Q. Will you be the captain of the beach volleyball team?
A. Yes, Natalie [Bianchi] and I have been named captains of the beach volleyball team for this season.

Q. What is your pregame routine – Any and all sports?
A. My pre-game routine is pretty simple; it just involves Advil and a warm-up playlist that gets me hyped before the game.

Q. How long have you been playing your sport?
A. I have been playing indoor volleyball consistently since I was nine years old. When I was 11 I played on the 12s club team for Santa Barbara Volleyball, and I played club up until last year. I started playing beach at Laguna in the ninth grade and have done it every year since. I also played beach for a club team for two years, but I had to stop because of a shoulder injury.

Q. Who/What inspired you to play your sport?
A. My older sister inspired me to play volleyball because I wanted to be just like her when I was younger. Also, my dad played in high school and encouraged me to play.

Q. Did/do you play any other sports before volleyball?
A. I started playing soccer when I was four and then played until I was 10, but I still decided to transition to exclusively volleyball. Other than that, I played soccer for Laguna as a goalie just because it is my senior year and I wanted to do something different.

Q.What are your predictions and goals for your team this upcoming season?
A. I am hoping we make CIF again and beat one of the public schools (Dos Pueblos, San Marcos, Santa Barbara High), as they are some of our fiercest and most competitive rivals.

Q. What are your plans for continuing volleyball in college – beach or indoor?
A. I am planning on walking on to the D3 volleyball team at Connecticut College, a liberal arts school in New London, Connecticut. I can’t imagine my life without playing volleyball, so I want to continue to play for as long as I can.

Q. How often do you play sports outside of school?
A. I am no longer playing club this year, so I don’t play a lot of volleyball outside of school. However, I just started coaching a team of fifth and sixth graders with the Santa Barbara Volleyball Club (SBVC).

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