{Player vs. Player}

The Seawolves face-off against Briar Cliff University in the opening match of the Extended Stay Deluxe Invitational tournament Aug. 31.

Here’s what two players from the opposing teams had to say about the upcoming game:

University of Alaska Anchorage

Name: Chelsey Jones

Major: Physical Education

Year in school: Senior

Age: 21

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Height: 6’1”

Sport: Volleyball

Position: Middle Blocker

From: Roosevelt, Utah

 

During 2005 Jones earned second place in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in blocks per game (1.13) and total blocks (105). She took honorable mention All-GNAC, according to UAA Athletics.

 

How do you mentally prepare yourself prior to a game?

“Mentally I go through all my skills in the game – I imagine my blocking footwork, my blocking hand, my swinging arm, my serves. I mentally picture what I’m going to do in the game _” serves going over the net and having an ace serve.”

 

How do you rank the opponents of Briar Cliff University?

“I haven’t done much research on them per se. We’ve focused more on Conference play, but we’re going to take them with a grain of salt as we do with every opponent.”

 

Do you have a prediction for how many points the Seawolves will score against the opposition? Why?

“(With) rally scoring there’s really no way you can do the point spread. Rally scoring is a tough way to win, and it’s hard. More than likely, it keeps the game close. So no prediction.”

 

Briar Cliff University

Name: Renee Beiermann

Major: News Media and Writing

Year in school: Senior

Age: 21

Height: 5’11”

Sport: Volleyball

Position: Right Side Hitter

From: Columbus, Nebraska

 

During 2005 Beiermann broke the school record in kills per game (32) and kills per season (585). She served 78 aces and was named team MVP, according to BCU Athletics.

 

How do you rank the opponents of UAA?

 ”It still hasn’t hit me that we’re going to Alaska.”

 

What will you try to improve during the game?

 ”We’ve been focusing on serving and reducing our errors.”

 

Do you have a prediction for how many points the Chargers will score against the opposition?

“I have no idea. I don’t even want to predict.”