Smith Reflects on Volleyball Career

Sydney Smith #5 

What is your biggest accomplishment and why?

Being looked up to as a team leader because it made me feel like a better player and person.

Who are some contributors to your success?

My coach, the camps, and attending the UCA elite camp.

What goals did you accomplish with your team this season?

Honestly we didnt accomplish much but I think we managed to have fun and be flexible.

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?

My family because most of my family played volleyball at some point in their life

What's the toughest thing you had to overcome in order to reach your goals?

Giving up free time during the summer and missing out on things like going to florida for a month.

What would you tell a younger athlete that looked up to you?

I would tell them that the work they put into what they do will definitely show. So be dedicated to the sport and you will benefit from it.

What was your game day ritual?

I used to eat pixie sticks before my games and i always had to have the same socks.

What is the thing you will miss most about volleyball?

I will miss everything about it, but i will mostly miss the feeling of being on the court. While playing nothing else really mattered and it was a huge stress reliever.

What is your favorite motivational quote?

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.”