5 questions with… Taylor Japhet, NU volleyball | TheUnion.com

5 questions with… Taylor Japhet, NU volleyball

Nevada Union junior Taylor Japhet, who transferred from Roseville High School last year and became a member of the Miners’ NorCal championship volleyball team, has made a verbal commitment to play at San Jose State University in the fall of 2009. She’ll join former NU teammates Sarah McAtee and Kylie Miraldi as a member of the Spartans team. This week, Japhet fielded five questions from Sports Editor Brian Hamilton.

What got you started in this game?

“My mom, probably. She played in high school. During my seventh-grade year, I decided to try out for volleyball.”

Why San Jose State?

“Well, they’re offering me a full-ride (scholarship). I love the campus and I also love the team – including Sarah and Kylie. They were very welcoming. I also love the coach. Overall, it’s a good choice for me.”

Speaking of Sarah and Kylie, are you looking forward to playing with them again?

“Going to a new school, like I did this year, it was good to already know some people. Going to a bigger school, like with college, it can be beneficial. We also just know how to work together real well.”

Why make your decision so early, before your senior year?

“At first I didn’t want choose early, but I heard there’s a chance I could lose my recruiting spot – or they’ll start looking at other girls. But also, going into my senior year committed is helpful because it takes the stress away. I’ll be able to have fun and play volleyball.”

What do you plan to study at San Jose State?

“Right now, I might study kinesiology or sports medicine. I’d like to become a trainer or work in that field.”

” Brian Hamilton, Sports Editor

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