Athlete of the Week Archive

Oct. 14, 2005


Andrea Seele

What is your most significant highlight at UW up to this point in your volleyball career?
"Beating BYU last year at home. That was huge."

How has it been for you stepping into a leadership role as a veteran player?
"It hasn't been that bad. I have always been on teams that I've kind of had to step up as a leader and so it hasn't been that big of a transition. It can be kind of hard to have to bear the burden of being the oldest and the most experienced on the team and still only be a junior."

What superstitions (if any) do you have?
"I don't anymore. I used to be really, really superstitious, but I got over that."

Do you have any unusual preparations before an event?
"I just listen to music a lot before games now. Nothing big."

You've made a position change to middle blocker this year, how has that transition been for you to handle?
"That actually has been a really easy transition because that position is what I played throughout my career until I got to college and then I was moved to the outside. So it was actually a lot harder transition to be on the outside than when I moved back to the middle, which is a more natural position for me."

What do you like most about playing for the Cowgirl Volleyball team?
"I think that the best thing about it is just being able to play the sport I love at a high level and compete. I was just really lucky to be able to continue my volleyball career after high school. It's just awesome to be able to play the sport you love and have so much fun with it."

Did you always know/want to play volleyball in college?
"Actually, when I was in middle school I wanted to play basketball. I didn't like volleyball. Then I hit high school and started playing club and I liked it and then I decided that I really wanted to play college volleyball."