Cougar of the Week: Rachel Spare

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Name: Rachel Spare
Year: Sophomore
From: L.A., California
Sport: Volleyball
Position: Setter

Q. How long have you been playing volleyball?

A. When I was 12 years old, I started to play volleyball. At first, I didn’t like it at all because I got bruises. But my mom told me to keep trying and playing.

Q. What is the best thing about volleyball?

A. Team aspect. I like how teams can be as one. I always make sure my teammates are okay. We always get each other’s backs.

Q. It’s getting closer to the end of the season. How has this season been?

A. It was a rough start at the beginning, but it’s getting much better because we built teamwork skills.

Q. Do you have any memorable moments?

A. I think the lost game playing with Conn. College was the turning point for us. Even if we fall, we came back up again with our teamwork.

Q. Do you have any games that you are excited about?

A. Yes. We have 8 more games left, including 2 home games. We will play Wellesley College on October 29th. I think Wellesley is a good team, but we can win because it’s a home game.

Q. What is your motivation?

A. I love volleyball. I have to say I play for my team, work for my team, and win for our seniors because they have been there to help the team get better. I want to go to the tournament. I want to win every game for our seniors!

Q. Do you have any other sports you have passion for?

A. I am a big fan of the Lakers!