Name: Angela Silveri
Jersey Number: 9
The junior from Poughquag, N.Y. is currently the Keene State volleyball team’s leader in points. Silveri has 118 points in only 12 games. That’s about 10 points per game. Silveri’s volleyball career started in seventh grade and continued on through travel teams, her high school team and now KSC.
“In seventh grade I just randomly decided to play volleyball. I was also playing softball but volleyball was more exciting,” Silveri said.
Three years ago when Silveri came to KSC, the volleyball team recruited nine freshman, including Silveri.
Head Coach Bob Weiner said right away that offensively, Silveri had the right stuff. Silveri’s offensive talents earned her the title Co-Offensive Player of the Year in 2013.
“I think its really cool [the Co- Offensive title]. The underclassmen have motivation to try and get to that goal or make themselves better,” Silveri said.
Coach Weiner said he agrees.
“This is the best thing about Angela Silveri. I’ve never coached anyone like her. She is not affected by the fact that she has a skill that sets her apart. She’s just one of the girls; a true teammate. It’s such a refreshing attitude,” Weiner said.
“Plus, she’s freaking hilarious,” Weiner added.
However, Silveri’s strategy is simple.
“I think how you practice is how you play in games. I just focus on how to be consistent and try my best to carry that into games. I’m very competitive and want to win,” Silveri said.
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