FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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The volleyball life of Kelsey Humphreys

Kelsey Humphreys works hard for a bright future in volleyball. Her life is all about volleyball.

Brno, Czech Republic, June 26, 2013 - Kelsey Humphreys is the setter of the USA National Team at 2013 FIVB Women’s World Championship U20 in Brno. Her life is all about volleyball, since Kelsey discovered the volleyball world through the eyes of her mother who played for the senior national team in the 90ies. 

“My mother was a setter as well,” Kelsey says. “However, it was my decision to choose volleyball as my sport; I wasn’t forced at all. My father played American football but I loved volleyball at first sight. My brother plays volley, and my cousin is starting, we all love it.”

With a family focused on volleyball, does Kelsey have other interests apart from it? “Of course I have, I like playing beach volley during summer,” she reveals laughing. “I know it is strange, but volley is my entire life. I hope that one day I will play as a professional. My goal is to become a virtuous setter as my mom was.”

“My mother doesn’t coach me at all. She knows I am different so I can take my own choices without any pressure, we are just mum and daughter, and I like this kind of relationship!”

Kelsey works hard for a bright future in volleyball. She has one big dream: “The Olympic Games are the biggest dream of any athlete. I dream playing for the senior national team to have one day the chance to play at the Olympics. However, first of all I wish to become a strong setter in my age category.”

USA missed the qualification for the Round of 16 at Women’s U20 World Champs. “I don’t feel bad about our performances. We had tough matches here, and it this was a great chance for us to grow as a team. I love my teammates, they are great and I know we will improve for the next competition!”

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