Athlete of the Week, Catie Roberts

Athlete: Catie RobertsYear: Freshman Sport: Volleyball Position: Outside Hitter (Captain) Hometown: Westchester, Calif. Major: Kinesiology

What is your greatest sports memory?

“My senior year of High School, there was a really tough tournament we were in, and we actually ended up winning it.

We were supposed to actually do really badly, because we were the shortest team there; we ended up beating a bunch of girls that were 6’3”, 6’4”. It was a really big accomplishment.”

Who is your biggest influence?

“I’d have to say my brother is my biggest influence, because growing up, I wanted to do everything he did. I wanted to be just like him. We were the best of friends, and I really admired him.”

If you could have lunch with anybody, who would it be?

“It would be Kobe Bryant, because I am a HUGE Lakers fan, and that would just make my day if I could have lunch with him.”

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

“To be able to fly, because to be able to fly means I can go anywhere I want and I love traveling, and if I can fly anywhere in the world, that would be amazing.”

If you couldn’t play volleyball, what sport would you play?

“I would be a swimmer. I love the water, I love the ocean, I love the pool. I actually grew up swimming. That was my first sport I ever played, and I quit to play Volleyball. Sometimes I miss it; I’d love to be back in the pool again.”

What is your favorite hobby outside of sports?

“I love to bike ride down at the beach. I love riding my bike.”

What is your favorite family tradition?

“When we go to Oregon every year to visit my aunt and uncle up there. We go to the river, have a nice fun picnic and just go play in the river. We spend all day there; I love doing that.”

What are your plans after SMC?

“Hopefully I’ll go to a school that I love, like a four year school that I love and pursue Kinesiology, and just enjoy my college years. I just want to have fun.”

Outside hitter Catie Roberts had 43 kills on 113 attempts and 12 errors in last weekend’s tournament hosted by Pierce College.

The 5’9 freshman captain has been a force on offense with her solid hitting skills carrying the team to a 3-4 record this season.

The lady Corsairs host L.A. Mission College Wednesday night Sept. 28 at 6 p.m., where they look to break even on the season.

Other notable home conference games include Pierce, Citrus, Canyon’s, West L.A. and Bakersfield College.