April 24th, 2019

12 Questions with Gabrielle Gerry

Samantha Stallings

Staff Writer

12 Questions with Gabrielle Gerry
photo provided by Gabrielle Gerry

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports post the KIVA “12 Questions” feature that highlights a volleyball student-athlete in the community. If there is a specific athlete that you’d like to know more about, email future suggestions to sstallings92@yahoo.com

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Name:  Gabrielle Gerry

Grade:  8th Grade

Current School:  St. Patrick

Club Team:  KIVA 14 RED

1. What got you started playing volleyball? I started playing in first Grade at St. Patrick.  All of my friends were playing so my parents signed me up too.

2. What’s your favorite aspect of the game? Blocking.  Because I love how excited my team gets when I get a block.

3. What is your favorite meal? Chicken Tenders.

4. Who is your favorite player? Why? Callie Schwarzenbach, Middle Blocker for Nebraska.  I think it's cool that she was a starter as a Freshman. We play the same position and we are both the same height.

5. What was the best coaching tip or advice you received to improve your game? "Gabrielle, get your feet to the ball!"

6. The most fun drill for you at practice is...? Why? Doubles.  Because it's very competitive and fun.

7. If you could visit anywhere in the world where would it be? Fiji or Greece.  

8. Do you prefer playing offense or defense? Why? I love offense.  There is nothing like getting a big kill.

9. If you could have a training session with one player or coach, who would it be and why? Penn State's Coach, Russ Rose.  He knows so much about the game.  I know he would have so many drills and advice that would help me improve my game.

10. I love volleyball because...? I love Volleyball because it's a very fun sport.  I get to travel and hang out with my friends while I play.

11. If you could be an animal what would it be and why? A Seahorse.  They are unique and get to swim all day.  Plus, the male Seahorse is the one who gives birth, which sounds good to me. 

12. What is your favorite experience/ moment playing volleyball? Winning back to back City Championships in 2017 and 2018.


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