Q & A: Grae Gosnell

September 12, 2019

What does it mean to get 1000 kills?

Basically, for people who don’t know, [for comparison], in basketball it’s like 1000 3-pointers.

How significant is it to get 1000 kills?

It is pretty rare I guess, it doesn’t happen a lot in high school volleyball so honestly we are happy that I got to achieve that.

Tell me, how do you feel about achieving this?

I’m just really happy because I love to do this… I’ve been playing volleyball since I was a little kid and I had both of my sisters, who were both older than me, that went through all four years of Wando and played all four years of volleyball and just to follow in their footsteps and achieve goals and have their previous experience and knowledge about it. It was just really cool to experience and to be one of the only people to do it is kind of cool.

Are you planning to continue volleyball in college?

Yes, two years ago I committed to Indiana University.

Do you have another goal?

Probably 1300 [kills]. We’ll see.

How did your coach and teammates react?

They were super excited for me, they all cheered me on because I honestly couldn’t have gotten there without them because it’s a team sport, and I’m all about it. They were super excited about it. It was cool to experience it with them.

Is there anything else you want to add?

Just, to be able to go to one of the coolest high schools… I really wouldn’t rather go to any other school and to be on a team that beats everybody here and, basically everyone, is kind of cool. It is a fun time, and to be able to say that I accomplished these goals. And I worked for it so it’s satisfying… I’ve put in multiple hours a day. It’s like a lifestyle.

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