Bon Voyage Volleyball Seniors

Photo courtesy of LC Athletics

Kat Milan, Vanessa Hall and Brigitte Russo share insights, before playing the final game of their careers

Compiled by Maddie Lee /// Sports Editor

Vanessa Hall

What is one of your fondest memories from LC volleyball?

For our 2014 breakaway we went to our friend Mary ’s parents house and spent all day together competing in mini teams, swimming in the pond, and telling scary stories around the campfire at night.  I just loved spending time with my team!

What do you hope to leave behind?

 I hope to leave behind a sense of tenacity and positivity. Persistence and a desire to improve are so important to this sport, but you have to remember to have fun and love the game.

What are your post-grad plans?

Post-grad I hope to travel and eventually work for a human rights organization and also coach volleyball!

If you were to have a yearbook quote, what would it be?

“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.”

Kat Milan

What is one of your fondest memories from LC volleyball?

One of my fondest memories would have to be from this preseason during our breakaway when we made smores and told stories by the fire. Then Izzy Valentine (’15) and I slept outside…until it got way too cold.

What do you wish to leave behind?

I hope to leave behind something to be remembered by, whether they be lasting memories of me with my teammates or my passion for the game.

What are your post-grad plans?

I graduate this December so I plan on working a temporary job to save money and gain experience, explore the PNW, take a eurotrip with my sister, come back in May to walk, then go to Bangkok and chill for a while before finally (and hopefully) coming back to Portland for a full-time job. I’m so excited!

If you were to have a yearbook quote, what would it be?

“Adventure is out there. Go find it.”

Brigitte Russo

What is one of your fondest memories/best stories from LC volleyball?

One of my favorite memories was during preseason last year when we all made a skit about practice and mainly the coaches. It was quirky, fun and memorable. We laughed so hard, we couldn’t breathe.

What do you wish to leave behind?

I wish to leave behind confidence on the court for the upcoming years and confidence outside the court in the academic and extracurricular world.

What are your post-grad plans?

I am hoping to get accepted to a Child Development PhD program, I am also applying to a Masters program as a fallback.

If you were to have a yearbook quote, what would it be?

“E kulia i ka nu‘u “Strive to reach the highest” Queen Kapi’olani’s Motto.”

Maddie Lee is a Sports Editor at the Pioneer Log.  She plays softball at Lewis & Clark and enjoys covering the accomplishments of her fellow student-athletes.  Her articles on 2014 Summer Hoops can be found on the Seattle Storm website.

mmlee@lclark.edu

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