Student-Athlete Spotlight

Student-Athlete Spotlight: CDO’s Standout Setter Katie Call

AllSportsTucson.com is running a series of brief stories about Southern Arizona high school senior student-athletes entering this school year. The series, first-person accounts from the student-athletes, continues with a profile on Canyon del Oro setter Katie Call.

Katie Call

School: Canyon del Oro

College commitment: San Diego Christian

Honors/background: 2020 Southern Arizona Preseason All-Star. Part of the Southern Arizona All-Decade Team.

I started playing volleyball when I was 8 because both my parents played. I was just playing for fun in the beginning, but when I was around 13, I knew I wanted to play in college and take the sport as far as I could.

CDO’s Katie Call is headed to San Diego Christian (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Entering high school, being a freshman on varsity, was a really big achievement and really made me start to be more competitive.

Committing to San Diego Christian has been one of the best things to happen to me. All my work finally paid off, and although I’m not even close to being done with volleyball, it’s a really good feeling to know that I’ve made it somewhere.

My greatest hope for 2020-21 is just become the best athlete I can be before I leave for college. I am super excited about my team this year because we just got a couple of new girls. I just know that we’re gonna come out strong and no one is going to be expecting it. I also know that everyone on my team wants to compete and win just as bad as I do and that’s a really good feeling.

After college, I want to go to medical school. I haven’t decided which area yet but I am really interested in physical therapy so that I can help other athletes.

I also want to explain why I chose San Diego Christian. After visiting the school, I fell in love with the atmosphere. Everyone there was super welcoming and coach Gene Kreiger was so excited to start coaching there. He wants to change the program from not a super successful team to a winning team and I really want to be a part of the change.

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