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5 Questions For: Victoria Larsen
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Turlock High volleyball's Victoria Larsen is in her senior season for the Bulldogs. - photo by FRANKIE TOVAR / The Journal

Q. This is your third year as a varsity starter. How do you feel you’ve grown as a volleyball player over the past three years?

“I think I’ve definitely matured as a person and as an athlete. I think my leadership skills on the court have become much more effective and I’ve been working hard off the court a lot lately to better myself as an athlete, like working on my vertical and stuff like that, so I think all those factors have helped me.”

Q. What do you think your greatest weapon on the court is and why?

“I think my greatest weapon is my defense because I’m not that big of a player on the court and my favorite thing to do is defense, and I think my defense helps teams that I’m on because I try to be a very scrappy player.”

Q. Turlock finished in the bottom tier of the CCC last season. How will you and your team turn things around in 2014?

“Well, we have a lot of new girls on the team this year and we are being coached a different way this year and I think that’s going to be very effective to help us win games. Our new mentality and the new girls on the team, it’s all going to help us hopefully finish at the top of CCC.”

Q. Have you received any interest from collegiate volleyball programs as you enter your senior year at Turlock?

“Yes. I’m actually verbally committed to Fresno Pacific.”

Q. What are you most looking forward to this season?

“I’m looking forward to hopefully doing well this season, like winning games that we haven’t won in the past against teams that I’ve always wanted to beat. And hopefully, since it’s my senior year, we can finally do that.”