My new found love is scuba diving but I have to say that my first true love and passion is Volleyball. It always has and always will be my number one sport. I would quit my day job to become a pro volleyball player!! If only I weren't so short =( grrrrrrrrrrr! I have been playing Volleyball since Junior high. I made the varsity team my freshman year and played through out high school. I also had a chance to play college Volleyball at LSU for a year.
There is a tournement called the Mariana's cup going on this weekend at the Pacific Islands Club featuring pro volleyball players from Japan and the U.S. There were many reasons why I wanted to play in this tournement: free t-shirt and your name gets raffled. If you win the raffle you and your partner get to play with a pro in the tournement!! Missy and I watched the exhibition games tonight and saw them compete. What can I say other than they're amazing! We were suppose to compete in this tournement but it fell on Sabbath. So we will just have to stop by and cheer on the local players like Ej and Michelle. Saturday the games begin and Sunday will be the playoffs.
Missy and I got a chance to meet the U.S. women pro volleyball players. Brooke and Angie Akers are both from California. Its their first time in Saipan and they love it out here. I was talking with Angie Akers about where she recommended volleyball clinics . . . she says that she recommends taking a volleyball vacation trip. She says they have clinics and volleyball tournements all day. That would be heaven for me=) I'll have to look into that and find a vball partner to go with. I'll keep you posted on who wins the tournement this weekend. Ciao!
From L to R: Michelle, Missy, Me, and EJ. I'm cheering for EJ and Michelle to win the women's division.
From L to R: Brooke, Missy, Me, and Angie Akers (pro volleyball players)
U.S. Men Pro volleyball players