Taylor Fieldsted | Concordia-St. Paul | Sr. | L

• Favorite ice cream flavor: Moose Tracks.
• Latest Read: The Help and My Sister's Keeper
• Favorite T.V. Show: Grey's Anatomy and Glee
• Celebrity Crush: Channing Tatum
• Most Surprising/Embarassing Song on your iPod: Not just one, but all of Justin Bieber's songs.

What do you want to do when you graduate?
I would really like to coach volleyball at a high-school level or a collegiate level. I know I will be done with my own collegiate career, but I can’t imagine calling it quits on volleyball. It will always be a part of my life and I want to help other teenage girls to love the game of volleyball just as much as I have come to love it.

What is the one match you'll never forget?
I have had a couple games that I will never forget but the best one is the national championship game vs. Cal State-San Bernardino in 2008. We hosted Nationals that year and the gym was packed. The match ended up going five games and I remember being down 11-13 in the final game. Despite being down, I knew we had the experience and talent to win. After scoring the last point and storming the court with all of our fans and families celebrating with us literally gave me goose bumps.


Morgan Podkul | Hillsdale | Sr. | L

• Last song you heard on your iPod: Remind Me by Brad Paisley
• Secret talent nobody knows about you: I was a gymnast for eight years and finished 22nd in the nation competing at the age of 11 in the 16-year-old age division.
• Favorite pro sports team: Oakland Raiders
• Place you'd most like to travel: Greece
• Favorite class: Entrepreneurship
• Favorite T.V. Show: Modern Family
• Favorite superhero: Spiderman
• Three words to describe you: Loving, protective, loyal

What is your proudest moment?
Winning the USA Junior Olympic Volleyball national championship (16-and-under division) playing alongside Natalie Emro, Alex Hunt and Emily Ehlers.

Who is your mentor?
My mom - she has always emphasized the importance of character; character is everything: What you say and do defines who you are and who you are is forever.


Samantha Middleborn | CSSB | Sr. | MB

College or pro sports? College
• Reality T.V. or Sitcom? Reality T.V.
• Cat or Dog? Cat
• Place you'd most like to travel: Europe
• Lucky number: Eight
• Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
• Celebrity Crush: Paul Walker
• Road Trip or Flight? Flight
• Three words to describe you: Resilient, spontaneous, guarded

What is your proudest moment?

When I was sitting in the van in Louisville before our first NCAA match last season and coach told me that I was player of the year.

What is one thing you have learned about yourself while in college?

College has taught me to be strong-minded, strong-willed and to not be afraid to share my opinion.