Athlete Profile: Andrew Nguyen (12)

Senior, co-captain, and libero, Andrew Nguyen, takes charge in the back row by making sure no balls drop. Being a libero requires Andrew to be quick on his toes and stamina in order to keep up with the opposing team’s hits. “ He has really fast reflexes as the libero” shared Hoang Vu (10). With many years of experience tucked under his belt, he continues to showcase his passion for the sport by dedicating his time and efforts towards making our varsity team’s defense golden.

  1. If you have any, what are some of your pre-game routine?
  2. How long have you been playing this sport.
  3. Pre-game meal
  4. What was something you got out of this sport?
  5. How has being part of the team change you?
  6. What got you into this sport?
  7. Role model/inspiration
  8. Biggest challenge?
  9. What pushed you past your limit?
  10. Memorable game?
  1. Before games I usually listen to a couple of songs to hype me up and I think about the game and I look at the court to get a feel of how big the court is.
    2. I’ve been playing volleyball since freshman year!
    3. Pre-game meal? I don’t really have one I usually eat what my mom makes or a sandwich I make.
    4. Volleyball taught me how to communicate with others more.
    5. The team helped me learn how to deal with different types of guys, as whacky as that sounds yeah. I’m an only child so being with them and having to deal with them filled that void to a certain extent.
    6. I honestly just joined volleyball because I thought it looked interested and I ended up getting hooked.
    7. My role model is Nishinoya from this anime called “Haikyuu!!” As weird as it sounds, he’s so good at the position I play.
    8. My biggest challenge is managing my life with volleyball and keeping the team together.
    9. Morning practices killed me last year because it was so hard to give my 110% effort in practice while staying awake in school afterwards.
    10. The most memorable game is probably the LQ away game last year, they brought a huge crowd and they all wore black. We ended up fighting back and forth until 5th set we won with their whole crowd there in disappointment.