Aug. 16, 2012
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State volleyball team welcomes six new players to the roster this season. One such player is 5-foot-6 defensive specialist Kathleen Bozzo, who hails from San Jose, Calif.
Bozzo played her high school volleyball at Presentation, where she was named second-team all league and second-team all section during her career. She was also Presentation’s captain and most valuable player.
The official online home of Oregon State Athletics, osubeavers.com, caught up with Bozzo to learn more about her.
What did you do this summer?
“I went to Hawaii, and also to Ohio for Nationals.”
At what age did you start playing volleyball?
“I started when I was nine years old.”
What’s your favorite pre-match meal?
“A turkey sandwich.”
What road trip are you most looking forward to this season?
“The one that goes to Northern California to play Stanford and California.”
Does your uniform number have any significance?
“It’s my favorite number.” Note: she wears No. 2.
If you weren’t playing volleyball, what sport would you play?
“Soccer. I started playing when I was five.”
If you could trade places with a celebrity for one day, who would it be?
If you were on a deserted island, what three items would you most want there?
“A plane, a pilot and gas.”
What was your first pet?
“I had a black lab named Sancho.”
The team is now preparing for the Beavers’ annual Orange and Black Scrimmage, which is set for Saturday at Gill Coliseum. The scrimmage is free to attend and it starts at 7 p.m. PT.
The scrimmage is an opportunity for Oregon State fans to see the team in action for the first time this season. It’s also an opportunity for fans to see the team in action in the state of Oregon for the only time until Sept. 19. Oregon State visits Oregon Sept. 19 before the team’s home opener Sept. 28 against Colorado.
Prior to the scrimmage, OSU fans are invited to meet the team Friday night at 6 p.m. The Beavers will be at the Loge level of Reser Stadium in a kick-off celebration. Cost is $20.
The Beavers open their 2012 campaign next week when visiting Manhattan, Kan., as part of the Kansas State Tournament. Oregon State takes on Oakland on Aug. 24, followed by UC Irvine and Kansas State the following day.
Season and single-match tickets for the Beavers’ 2012 campaign are now on sale.
Season tickets are $56 for adults and seniors/children (aged 62 or older or ages 3-18) are $40. Adult single-match tickets are $7, while children are $5. Groups of 20 or more can purchase tickets for $2 per.
Fans can purchase tickets in person at the Gill Coliseum ticket office, over the phone by calling 1-800-GOBEAVS or online at beavertickets.com.
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