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Delaware Technical Community College student-athletes interviews are back! Every Thursday, Delaware Sports Blitz will feature interviews with the student-athletes from the Community College.
The student-athlete we are featuring this week comes from Delaware Tech’s women’s volleyball, which is Morgan Donahue.
Donahue talks about everything from the biggest challenge she faced in her volleyball career to what is the best part playing at her position.
Check out it below!
How did you start playing sports?
“I started playing volleyball at Holy Cross when I was nine years old. Before I played volleyball, I grew up playing baseball with my dad and younger brother.”
What adjustments did you have to make from the jump of high school to college, regarding the sport you play?
“College volleyball takes a lot more effort and commitment, especially when you’re on a smaller team with fewer girls.”
How do you keep yourself in game shape in the off-season for your sport?
“Before college, I always played travel volleyball, but now I plan on working out as often as possible in the off-season.”
What is the best part of playing your particular position?
“I love my position on the team because I get to play all the way around, and I love contributing in both the front row and back row aspects of the game.”
What has a former or current coach taught you, that you still use today on or off the playing field?
“Coach Kelly (Summers) has always taught me to keep my head held high no matter the obstacle I’m facing.”
What is a typical day for you when the season is in full force?
“I’m busy doing classwork all day, but pretty soon, I will be starting a full-time job along with my classes and volleyball.”
What do you feel is your greatest strength?
“My greatest strength, in my opinion, is being able to be a leader when I know my team needs it the most.”
What do you feel you are weakest at and what do you work on to improve it?
“My attitude is sometimes a huge thing that gets in the way of my playing. But recently, it has been getting a lot better as I am now seeing the importance of a positive attitude on a smaller team.”
Describe some of the highlights of your athletic career.
“In high school, my team won our conference three times while I was on the team, which was super exciting for me. During college so far, I am very pleased to be undefeated on our home court.”
What is the best part of playing on a team?
“The best part of playing on a team is all the different types of people coming together to play as one.”
How do you stay motivated during the highs and lows of a season?
“I always reassure myself that I am doing this for something bigger than just myself.”
What has been the biggest challenge you have faced and how did you overcome it?
“In high school, I didn’t have a very supportive coach, but despite that, I worked my way to the top and had a very important starting role my senior year, which was something I had always wanted.”
In what ways, does playing a sport, help you with your studies?
“Playing a sport in college relies on keeping your grades at a certain point in order to be eligible. I love playing volleyball, so it reminds me that I need to maintain good grades in order to continue playing the sport I love.”
How would you like to be remembered by your teammates and coaches?
“I would like to be remembered as the player who could pick the team up when they needed it most, and someone they could always rely on in tough times.”
Why did you choose to play at Delaware Tech?
“I chose to play at Delaware Tech because my cousin is also playing here, and we’ve been playing together for about ten years now. It’s honestly weird being on a team without her. I also chose Delaware Tech because Coach Kelly (Summers) has always been one of my biggest supporters when it came to this sport, along with my parents and family, and I absolutely love playing for her.”
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