Photo courtesy of Katie Simms
Waterford senior Alyssa Miller (2) is the Wildcats’ standout setter on the volleyball team.
Sports: volleyball, track and field (freshman, sophomore), basketball (freshman, sophomore)
College: The Ohio State University or Kent State University
Major: Graphic design/advertising
Parents: Don and Cheryl Miller; older brother Brad Miller (2013 Marietta College graduate); older brother Aaron Miller (Ohio State junior)
Question: What are your expectations for your final fall on the volleyball court?
Answer: Overall, with our talent, if we can keep playing the way we have been, we can go to regional - if not further.
Q: What are some highlights in your high school volleyball career that come to mind?
A: Definitely beating Eastern when I was a freshman and then just last week (Sept. 19). We've been the last team to beat them in league play. They're such a powerhouse, and we respect them so much. I know that when we play them at their place, they'll be looking for some payback.
Fort Frye has always been a big game, too. It's always interesting, and we know as a team that everyone has to step up when we play them.
I'd be nowhere without my teammates. I'm having so much fun.
Editor's note: As a setter, Alyssa's one of her team's key players. On Tuesday, she was 85/85 in setting with 31 assists, 10 points, 5 aces, and 2 digs in a Waterford match win against Trimble.
Q: What do you do in the winter after the volleyball season?
A: Well, I had been playing club volleyball the last couple of years. But this winter...well, I'm thinking of getting a job. We'll see.
Q: Do you think you'd like to play volleyball in college?
A: Probably not. But if there was a college out there that had my major (graphic design/advertising), and wanted me to play, I'd consider it.
Q: Do you think you'd like to coach volleyball someday?
A: Maybe as an assistant.
Q: How about influences, or people who have had an impact on your life?
A: Both my parents play different roles. Dad has been my coach, and mom has always been there for me. My brothers...well, I've always looked up to them.
Also, the community of Waterford, it's so close knit and so caring.
- Ron Johnston