One of Panthers' captains expects a tough match Saturday at Branford in Class 1A state semifinals

School: Newberry

Year: Senior

Position: Outside hitter

Jersey number: 16

Height: 5-foot-8 

A great day for me consists of: Waking up on time, getting out the door, going to school, seeing my friends, doing my work and coming ready for practice. 

B eating who has been the most satisfying since playing for Newberry? P.K. Yonge.

C oach Sherrod Moseley’s best words of advice for me: You can always be doing something to get yourself better.  

D escribe your emotions going into Saturday’s 1A state semifinal at Branford? I know I’m happy and excited. And so are the other girls.

Note: Newberry (1A) and Santa Fe (4A) are the only area volleyball teams still playing, both in Saturday's state semifinals at 2 p.m. Santa Fe is hosting Academy of Holy Names from Tampa. Saturday's winners advance to state finals next week.

E asiest class or part of the school day: Definitely lunch.  

F eeling I have after a big point during a match: Proud of myself and my teammates. 

G ator volleyball is .... a different level. One of my dream colleges to go and play.  

H appiest day of my life was when ... I got told we were going back down to 1A.

Note: In 2016, Newberry played in Class 1A state final, losing to Sneads.

I nteresting thing about me away from volleyball: I can sing. 

J oker on the team: Rylee Coleman. She is always uplifting and very funny.

K ill, block or service ace to win a match? Kill. 

L ike listening to ... all types of music.  

M ajor I plan pursuing: sports medicine. 

N ickname: K.   

O ne person in my life who inspires me most: Definitely my mom. She pushes me hard and gives me everything she can to better myself.

P laying in Class 1A, as opposed to 5A the previous two years, is ... definitely a different level of play.   

Q uiet time activity: Playing on my phone. 

R esponsibility of being one of the team’s captains is ... definitely be a leader on and off the court. Always push your teammates to do better. 

S port you like to try but haven’t? Basketball 

T witter, Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram? Snapchat.  

U niversities or colleges considering: Santa Fe College.      

V acation spot I would love to go to: Hawaii.  

W hat will it take to get another shot at Sneads in the 1A state final? Definitely have to take it one game at a time. Branford is a good team. 

X factor: How important is playing club volleyball to your success in high school play? I think it is important. You get seen by more college coaches and it’s a different level of play.

Y our legacy, how important is it to help Newberry program reach new heights? It’s important to me because I have been here three years, and see it succeed and through my younger teammates to succeed too.

Z oo animal I like most: Giraffe, they are cute to me.