"Getting to Know" Ashleigh Shain
Ashleigh Shain with one of her eight digs in the four-set win vs. Mercer on Oct. 22.
Ashleigh Shain with one of her eight digs in the four-set win vs. Mercer on Oct. 22.
Sophomore defensive specialist Ashleigh Shain.
Sophomore defensive specialist Ashleigh Shain.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 20, 2013) – Each week during the season, members of the ETSU volleyball team will be featured in a segment called “Getting to Know You.” The 12th player to be featured is sophomore defensive specialist Ashleigh Shain (Geneva, Ill.).

During the preseason, the players were given the questionnaire, which can be found below, and each of them submitted their answers. Below are the responses by Shain: 

Name: Ashleigh Shain   

Academic Major: Exercise Science

Favorite Song: “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake

Favorite Actor/Actress: Jennifer Aniston / Leonardo DiCaprio

Favorite Book: The Hunger Game Trilogies          

Favorite Movie: “Despicable Me”

Favorite TV Show: “Grey’s Anatomy”    

Favorite Food: Mom’s breaded veal and mashed potatoes

Favorite Animal: Elephants

Favorite Ice Cream: Vanilla

Favorite Sports Moment: Winning the 2012 A-Sun Conference Tournament       

Favorite Quote: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

Favorite Athlete: Gabby Douglas

Favorite Subject in School: Science

Favorite Vacation Spot: My parents’ house on the lake

What’s the number one thing on your bucket list?

  • Travel the world.

If you could be on any reality TV show what would it be and why?

  • The Amazing Race… Jess (Schafer) and I have talked about going on it. I think it would be really fun to travel the world, do the fun challenges and hopefully win the money!

What is one thing you can’t live without?  

  • Chocolate

If you were stranded on an island what are two things you would bring with you?

  • A boat and Jess (Schafer) to make me laugh.  

Is there any meaning behind your number you wear?

  • Not really… lucky number 13!

If you could be one person for a day, who would you be and why?

  • Jennifer Aniston, to see her lifestyle and what it’s like to be famous.

If you weren’t playing volleyball, what sport would you play?

  • I’d love to try softball.

Do you have a gameday tradition? 

  • I have to listen to certain songs on my iPod – and for away games – I always tie my dri-fit shirt we warm up in on Lauren’s bag.

What are your plans after graduation? 

  • I would like to do a graduate assistant program for athletic training and hopefully move to Nashville.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? 

  • I really enjoy photography and like to take pictures in my spare time.

What’s your favorite thing to do in the off-season?

  • Be on the lake with my family and friends.

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