New Faces of Beaver Volleyball: Mona Kressl
Aug. 9, 2010
The Oregon State volleyball program, under the leadership of sixth-year head coach Taras Liskevych, welcomes nine newcomers to the 2010 squad – seven of those nine are freshmen. Mona Kressl, a 6-4 middle blocker/opposite hitter from Langenzenn, Germany, was the second to sit down to answer questions in a nine-part series that highlights all of the newcomers on osubeavers.com. Kressl comes to Oregon State with international experience after being a member of the German Junior National Team and playing for the Rote Raven Vilsbiburg club team for the past six years.
Why Oregon State?
“I chose Oregon State because it is a good opportunity for me to connect volleyball and studying.”
What are your personal goals for the season?
“My personal goals for the season include improvement in different fields.”
What is your favorite thing about your position?
“My favorite thing about my position is blocking.”
Why will Oregon State volleyball be fun to watch this season?
“Oregon State volleyball will be fun to watch this season because we will fight and give our best all the time.”
What are you looking forward to most this season?
“I’m looking forward to traveling and playing.”
How long have you been playing volleyball, and how did you get into it?
“I have played Volleyball for nine years and started it in school.”
What has been the biggest difference for you so far being here compared to Germany?
“The biggest difference is how friendly and helpful everybody is here.”
Why did you choose your major?
“I chose Civil Engineering because I like math and physics.”
10 Fun Facts about Mona Kressl
· The best road trip I’ve been on is along the coast.
· One thing most people don’t know about me is I need a lot of sleep, especially in the winter.
· I always eat something.
· I never eat any artificially flavored strawberries.
· If I wasn’t playing volleyball, I’d be playing handball.
· The top three songs in my iPod right now are Light Years by Pearl Jam, By the Way by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fred Bear by Ted Nugent.
· If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be pasta.
· Over the summer, I am normally outside all of the time.
· My favorite vacation spot is the beach.
· If I could be on any reality TV show, it would be Schlag den Raab.
See Kressl and the rest of the team in legendary Gill Coliseum this season by purchasing season tickets, NOW AVAILABLE. For more information, contact the Oregon State Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-GOBEAVS or visit www.osubeavers.com.