With all the new faces on this season's ETSU volleyball team, we thought it would be fun to get to know each of the new players throughout the season. This week we talked to AJ Lux (Shelbyville, Ind.).
Firstly, how did you decide to come to ETSU?
I decided to come to ETSU because I loved the campus and the family aspect I felt between the team when I came on my visits.
How has the adjustment to college volleyball gone for you?
The adjustment was obviously not easy but the girls help a lot. The practices and technique are different then what I'm used to so transitioning to the ETSU way takes time and effort. I am slowly beginning to get in the hang of things after being in season for about a month now, everything is getting easier.
Do you have any specific goals while you are here at ETSU?
I would like to grow as an overall person while here at ETSU. Yes volleyball is very important to me and winning a few conference championships are my athletic goals, but I would like to find myself as a person while in college.
What do you feel is your strength on the court?
I feel my strength on the court is my physical strength, because i always feel like I am one of the strongest and most powerful players on the court. Another strength I believe I have is to keep the team calm and composed when I step on the court.
Do you have a major yet and what are your career plans?
My major is criminal justice and I plan to eventually go to law school after I graduate.
What do you like to do away from volleyball?
When I'm not playing volleyball I love hanging out with my friends. Shopping is one of my favorite hobbies and I love going to the beach.
If you hadn't gotten into volleyball, what sport would you have gotten into?
I would have stayed with competitive cheerleading if I didn't get into volleyball.
Do you have any rituals before you play?
Before I play I love listening to music and keeping to myself to try and stay focused.
What's your favorite food?
My favorite food is mac'n cheese and peanut butter.
If you could meet any three people, living or dead, who would they be and why?
I would want to meet my dead great-grandfather Omar because him and my dad were best friends and me and my dad are just alike. I would like to meet Michael Jordan to ask him about the legacy he has forever left and what his secrets to excellence are. Lastly, I would like to meet Martin Luther King Jr. and discuss the discrimination of his time and tell him my opinion and tell him how America is different from when he was alive.