Delaware Sports Blitz Interview: Delaware Tech’s Carolyn Segletes

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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 Carolyn Segletes.

Segletes talks about everything from how she stays motivated during the highs and lows of a season and what is the best part of playing at her position.

Check out it below!

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How did you start playing sports?
“I started playing sports at a young age to be involved in something. My mom put me in sports when I was 5.”

What adjustments did you have to make from the jump of high school to college, regarding the sport you play?
“The biggest adjustment from high school to college sports is more the academic and time management side. College sports take up more time than high school ones, and it’s more competitive.”

How do you keep yourself in game shape in the off-season for your sport?
“I use a program called Tailor Mayde Fitness. It’s a personalized fitness program catered to your goals.”

What is the best part of playing your particular position?
“The best feeling as a middle is getting a solo block or nailing an overpass.”

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What has a former or current coach taught you, that you still use today on or off the playing field?
“Coach Kelly (Summers) puts us as students and humans above all. She has implemented that school comes before all, and that is what matters.”

What is a typical day for you when the season is in full force?
“My typical day is starting my day with coffee and heading off to work in the morning. Come home change for volleyball, and go to practice. After practice, I study and do homework and repeat every day.”

What do you feel is your greatest strength?
“Staying focused on what needs to be done.”

What do you feel you are weakest at and what do you work on to improve it?
“My weakness regarding the sport is staying disciplined with every ball. In general, it is staying organized and balanced with school, sports, work, and social life.”

Describe some of the highlights of your athletic career.
“Starting at Delaware Tech has been one of my most recent highlights.”

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What is the best part of playing on a team?

“Playing on a team, you have people to support you on and off the court.”

How do you stay motivated during the highs and lows of a season?
“I look toward the end goal and what we as a team have been working for. It lights a fire under you to keep pushing forward because it’s not just about you. It is about the team.”

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What has been the biggest challenge you have faced and how did you overcome it?
“The biggest challenge so far is keeping my grades where I want them. My standards for myself are high, so trying to keep almost perfect grades while playing a college sport and working is difficult.”

In what ways, does playing a sport, help you with your studies?
“Having a support system. Being on a team, we all are going through similar things being student-athletes. Also, our coaches are involved heavily in our studies and help us keep everything going in the right direction, making sure we are staying on track.”

How would you like to be remembered by your teammates and coaches?
“The loudest and trying to keep everyone laughing and their heads up. ”

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Why did you choose to play at Delaware Tech?

“Going to school at Delaware Tech allowed me to try out for the team, and it is an affordable option.”

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