Athlete of the Week

Photo courtesy of New Paltz Sports Information
Photo courtesy of New Paltz Sports Information.

Athlete of the Week – Steven Woessner

SPORT: Volleyball

YEAR:  Fourth Year

MAJOR: Accounting

HOMETOWN: Massapequa Park, New York


How Did You First Start Playing Volleyball?

I first started playing volleyball in eighth grade when my basketball coach made the team try out for volleyball and I instantly fell in love with the sport and haven’t looked back since.

Outside Of Playing Volleyball, What Do You Like To Do?

Outside of volleyball I play the drums, surf a little bit during the summer and I’ve been getting into photography, too. Also I play some more volleyball. I can’t get enough of it.

Who Are Your Biggest Role Models?

My biggest role models are easily my parents. They’re the most supportive and strong people I’ve ever known. I can only hope to grow up and be like them.

Are You A Fan Of Any Professional Teams?

As far as pro volleyball, I’ve been rooting for Padova in Italy recently. They have a couple of guys from the USA and it’s always fun to root for them. Outside of pro volleyball I’m a New York Islanders fan all the way.

Do You Have Any Sports-Related Superstitions?

Nothing too intense. Just listening to music to get amped up. Making sure I get a good meal in before the match, and of course staying loose with the team and joking around.

What’s Your Favorite Sports Memory?

Winning the National Championship last season.


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