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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 team, which is Alexcia Sutton.
Sutton talks about everything from how she started playing sports to what is the best part playing at her position.
Check out it below!
How did you start playing sports?
“I’m the only girl in my family, I have four brothers, so sports have always been huge. I played all kinds of sports when I was little, however, I didn’t start playing volleyball until I was in 6th grade.”
What adjustments did you have to make from the jump of high school to college, regarding the sport you play?
“In high school, you play with the same people for all four years. Now I’ve had to start playing with people I have never played with before and make new connections.”
How do you keep yourself in game shape in the off-season for your sport?
“I keep myself in shape by running and going to the gym.”
What is the best part of playing your particular position?
“I really enjoy seeing the perfect set coming off of the setter’s hands, knowing that I’m going to get a good swing.”
What has a former or current coach taught you, that you still use today on or off the playing field?
“Don’t think, just play.”
What is a typical day for you when the season is in full force?
“I try to get my homework done in the morning, so I can get all of that out of the way and just relax before practice.”
What do you feel you are weakest at and what do you work on to improve it?
“Getting in my head. I improve it by just taking a second to breathe and clear my mind, and move right on to the next play.”
Describe some of the highlights of your athletic career.
“Making the playoffs during my high school seasons were some of the greatest achievements of my athletic career.”
What is the best part of playing on a team?
“The bond that you have with your teammates is something you can’t create with just anyone.”
How do you stay motivated during the highs and lows of a season?
“You really just have to move on from the lows and focus on the highs.”
What has been the biggest challenge you have faced and how did you overcome it?
“Confidence is something that I have struggled with while playing, and I overcame that struggle by changing my mindset and telling myself, “I can do this.””
In what ways, does playing a sport, help you with your studies?
“Volleyball is a safe place. If I’m stressed out with school work, volleyball takes my mind off of it. It’s like therapy.”
How would you like to be remembered by your teammates and coaches?
“I would like to be remembered as someone who was always encouraging and uplifting of her teammates.”
Why did you choose to play at Delaware Tech?
“I didn’t know that Delaware Tech had a volleyball team when I applied, so when I found out, I was super excited. Volleyball has always been something that I’m passionate about, so I decided to go to tryouts and ended up making the team.”
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