In the field, on the court: Getting cozy with Comfort

Lauren Comfort, No. 6. Position: Defensive Specialist, Libero. Hometown: Joliet, Ill. Class: senior. Photo by Cathy Schutt

By Andrew Kriz

Q. How many years have you been playing volleyball?
A. Since 6th grade, so this is my 11th year playing.

Q. Did you play any other sports?
A. When I was younger I played basketball and soccer, but once I got into junior high I stuck to just volleyball.

Q. What was your biggest accomplishment in volleyball?
A. I think my biggest accomplishment in high school was being voted onto the All-Conference and All-Area teams. My biggest accomplishment at Olivet was coming back from knee surgery in February 2010 to be better and stronger than I ever was before the surgery.

Q. Favorite sports memory? 
A. I think some of my best and favorite memories of playing sports have been simply spending time with my team on and off the court. Those relationships I made are far more important than any game or match.

Q. Most embarrassing moment in volleyball? 
A. It is definitely embarrassing getting hit in the face with a volleyball. That has happened to me a couple times.

Q. Pre-game rituals?
A.I have to stretch a lot.

Q. What music do you play before a match to get pumped up?
A. It is kind of funny because there is one song I definitely listen to before matches, and it is the Spiderman Theme Song. But it’s not the normal version; it is an intense, hard rock version that gets me so pumped.

Q. Favorite cereal?
A. Frosted Flakes.

Q. If you could have any superhero power what would it be?
A. It would be sweet to be able to fly!

Q. Favorite cartoon?
A. Looney Tunes.

Q. If you had 24 hours to do anything you wanted (money not an issue), what would you do?
A. I would go to Australia and skydive – both are on my bucket list.

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