Dakota State Volleyball

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#2 Tori Knowles

Posted 10/22/2018

What is your pre-match ritual/routine? Listening to music and getting pumped for the game


Do you have any nicknames? Tor


One place you would love to travel to and why? Hawaii because I love the ocean and beaches.


Who is your all time favorite athlete? Michael Jordan


What is your dream in life? To be happy


Who is your role model and why? My mom because she has always pushed be to be the best person I can be.


What is your dream job? A physical therapist


What is one thing you could not live without? Ice-cream


What is the best book you have ever read? The Fault in our Stars


What is your favorite volleyball memory so far ? Hannah getting clotheslined by the net at practice.


You are a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why? Blue because it is my favorite color.


Favorite quote: In a world full of apples be a pineapple


Where is the farthest you’ve ever been from home? Florida


Where would you spend all of your time if you could? At the beach


If you could spend a day in someone else’s shoes, whose would they be and why? Kendall Jenner because she’s amazing and rich. 

#22/15 Kelsey Pearson

Posted 10/22/2018

What is your pre-match ritual/routine? Listen to music and dance

Do you have any nicknames? Kels, Kel, Kelly

One place you would love to travel to and why? Rome, something I’ve always wanted to see, it’s beautiful.

Who is your all-time favorite athlete? LeBron James

What is your dream in life? To just become the best version of myself that I can be.

Who is your role model and why? My mom, she has a big heart and always does what is good and right.

What is your dream job? Being a volleyball coach for a big university

What is one thing you could not live without? Hannah Viet

What is the best book you have ever read? Stephen King – The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Married with kids, teaching and coaching volleyball.

What is your favorite volleyball memory so far? Killing an overpass off of a girl’s head.

Where is the farthest you’ve ever been from home? Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Where would you spend all of your time if you could? My bedroom at home

If you could spend a day in someone else’s shoes, whose would they be and why? Beyonce, because its Beyonce.

Big Win!

Posted 10/10/2018

October 9th, the Trojans took on, No. 20 ranked, Bellevue University and earned our first ever, Top 25 victory on the road in NSAA conference play! It was a nail biting 3-2 victory! 

Sami Zell lead the Trojans with 17 kills, and Maddie Polzin added 16. A combined 33 kills to pace the Trojan offense, while Barbara Briceno registered a double-double with 11 kills and 28 digs. Senior middle hitter, Kaylee Spreier added 14 kills and a game winning ace! 

Trojans take on Morningside at home on Friday! Let’s Go Trojans!!! 


#11 Lauren Vieira

Posted 10/09/2018

What is your pre-match ritual/routine? I always pray and put my right ankle brace, shoe, and knee-pad on before my left ones.


Do you have any nicknames? My nickname is Lo.


One place you would love to travel to and why? I would love to travel to Portugal because that is where my family is from. 


Who is your all time favorite athlete? My all time favorite athlete is J.J. Watt. 


What is your dream in life? My dream in life is to be a successful teacher/role model as well as have a family.


Who is your role model and why? My role model(s) are my mom and dad because not only are they successful themselves, but they always make sure my sister and I have everything we need. They also have high standards for us while helping us reach our goals at the same time.


What is your dream job? My dream job would be working for Fox News as either an anchor or having my own show. 


What is one thing you could not live without? I could not live without my family.


What is the best book you have ever read? "So Be It" by Sarah Weeks 


Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In ten years I see myself as a teacher and coach with a family. 


What is your favorite volleyball memory so far? My favorite volleyball memory so far was fall camp. I loved playing everyday and doing team activities such as Top Chef.


You are a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why? If I was a new addition to a crayon box I would be the white crayon. This is because the white crayon is always overlooked but when it is used, it never disappoints. 


Favorite quote: "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." 


Where is the farthest you’ve ever been from home? The farthest I have been from home was the Czech Republic.


Where would you spend all of your time if you could? I would spend all my time at the gym.


If you could spend a day in someone else’s shoes, whose would they be and why? If I could spend a day in someone else's shoes it would be someone with special needs or someone with a disability. This is because I would realize how fortunate I really am and how easily we take our physical abilities for granted. 

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