Q & A with Shannon Jablonski

Shannon JablonskiAlfred State College sophomore outside hitter Shannon Jablonski (Cheektowaga) and her teammates are off to a 6-0 start.

Jablonski took time and answered some questions from athletic department intern John Zappolo.

What attracted you to Alfred State's volleyball team? Coach Doorley; He seemed like a great guy and an amazing coach.  I also knew he could help me succeed on and off the court.

What do you need to work on as a team this year? We need to work on communicating with each other and working together as one on the court.

Based on your experience from last year, how have you help upcoming freshmen with the transition from High School to College on and off the court? I have helped them by giving them all the little tips they need to know.  Like what some of their professors are expecting, what to do with their injuries, and definitely some pointers on coach.

How has off-season training prepared you for this season? I'm very glad I took off-season training as serious as I did.  It definitely helped me when it came to those triple sessions.  If I wasn't in the shape I'm in now I don't think I would have made it through some of the tougher practices.

What has been your most memorable moment on the court? There are so many moments that I could name because of all the things we accomplished last year but I can definitely say winning all the tournaments last season is pretty memorable.

Quick Hits

Favorite Music: Anything & everything country

Favorite Athlete: Kerri Walsh

Favorite Movie: Don't think I have one

Favorite Professor: Proffesor Gibbs/Professor Volk

Favorite Professional sports team: Buffalo Sabres

Favorite Subject: Physical Education/Math