Senior outside hitter/setter Jenna Dubosky racked up 21 kills and 28 assists as the Lady Panthers split their two PIAA Class AA volleyball tournament games last week, reaching the state quarterfinals before ending the year at 21-3.
- Age: 17
- Hometown: Summit Hill
- Family: Father, Michael; mother, Christine; brother, Chad; sister, Erika
- Sport: Volleyball
- Nickname: Jen
- Favorite food: Steak
- Favorite TV show: One Tree Hill
- Hobbies: Hang out with friends
- Game day ritual: We usually sing a lot before our games, and try to get ourselves hyped up
- Superstitions on the court: When we lose in one color jersey we usually try to stay away from wearing it
Q: You won a fourth straight District 11 championship and reached the state quarterfinals again. How memorable was your senior season?
A: It was prett
y memorable. Being a part of a team that has accomplished so much is pretty cool. And being able to start all four years on that team is pretty cool.
Q: Playing for a new coach this season, how long did it take to adjust to one another?
A: We actually met them in January during travel, they were our coaches, so we kind of created a good bond with them early. When it came time for the season, we were so close to them. With them as our coaches were able to adjust so easily, and we got so much better toward the end of the season.
Q: What got you interested in volleyball, and when did you first start playing?
A: I actually became interested in volleyball in the fourth grade. My mom was a really good volleyball player in high school, so she kind of brought the game into my life. My sister and I would always pass the ball back and forth when we were younger, and as we got older, we just really loved the game.
Q: How has your game grown since your freshman season?
A: I felt as a freshman I really wasn’t a big factor. As the years progressed I became more of a leader, and I was more of like a go-to (player) on the court and I got so much better.
Q: You are the all-time leader at PV in both kills and assists. Which do you like to do more, and take more pride in?
A: I love assisting the ball to my teammates for them to get the kill, but I think it’s more exciting when I’m able to come through in those big moments to get the kills, and it just hypes me up so much more.
Q: What will you miss most about high school volleyball?
A: I’m going to miss it all. I love that game so much.
Q: What are your future plans after graduation?
A: I hope to go to college and continue playing volleyball. I already have a couple schools I’m talking to.