BY: Jessica Shusko '15
SANTA CLARA, Calif.- Summer vacation time is up for the Broncos Volleyball team and they have to hit the courts now to prepare for season. Senior and knock-out player, Megan Anders (MA), used her vacation time this summer to travel down to the Dominican Republic to help share her love for volleyball with underprivileged children.
Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) caught up with Anders as she heads back to the Mission campus to gear up for the Fall season.
SCB: What have you been up to this summer? Any fun vacations or just relaxing at home?
MA: I was in the Dominican Republic for three and a half weeks on The Donovan Fellowship through Santa Clara University. I built a sand volleyball court at an underprivileged school in the farming town of Constanza.
SCB: What have you done for summer training to get ready for season?
MA: While in the Dominican Republic (DR) I went to the local gym. It was only six dollars a month for a membership, and they had machines I had never seen before. My cousin was with me in the DR and she plays volleyball, so we threw the ball back and forth and did all kinds of things like arm bands and some back exercising videos. I am still recovering from a back injury so I couldn't lift as much or jump as I would have liked too. But I have been working to get strong and ready in the ways that I can this summer.
SCB: You reported on August 9th to officially start training for season, what are you looking forward to this upcoming season?
MA: We have a lot of freshman this year, so our team has a ton of great additions. I am looking forward to bonding with all of the new comers and getting on the court with my team again. I have missed them this summer being in the DR, and being on the court with them will be an amazing feeling.
SCB: Being in your final season here with the Broncos, have you started to think about life after college at all?
MA: I would like to prolong avoiding the desk job as long as possible, so by thinking of what I would like to do… its things like playing volleyball in Europe, traveling around South America and possibly going to graduate school. But that isn't at the top of my priority list. Right now all I am focused on is the season ahead.
SCB: You had a stellar season last year, but is there anything you are working to improve on for this season?
MA: I would defiantly say my blocking. It needs a lot of help. Footwork, eye work and movement. That is my weakest part of my game and the most important to improve for next year.