May 31, 2007
Junior outside hitter Kristin Hasselberg was interviewed by somosvoley.com, a national Argentina website devoted to covering the extremely popular sport of volleyball. Links to the full article is at the end along with a link to a photo gallery containing images of Hasselberg and Dons teammate Linzy Kearney.
Q. What does this tour to Argentina mean to your team?
A: It's an opportunity to gain international experience against a top team from an international league.
Q: What is it that you have learned most from this tour?
A: I'm learning every day to play with new people. This tour, for example, I've played with brand new teammates for the first time. I also am learning to play in different situations with a lot of fan support. It has been a great experience to play in front of enthusiastic fans of volleyball.
Q: What do you like about Argentina?
A: I have really liked competing against the international teams. They play with a lot of emotion and play hard. We have been very well received in every city we have played. I am excited about the opportunity to come all the way from the United States to play volleyball against tough competition.
Q: What are the objectives of the training during the tour?
A: The objective is to play against outstanding players in Argentina and to play with strong collegiate players from top collegiate programs. Also it's a chance to practice and play for coaches from other schools.
Q: Why Argentina?
A: The team has come here for the last three summers, but we also played in Prague (Czech Republic), Italy, Slovenia, Austria and Hungary. I have come back to Argentina because I want to become a professional player and here there are a lot of professional coaches who work with teams throughout Europe and South America. I complete my college career in December and want to sign with a professional team after I am done at the University of San Francisco.
Link to the complete article from somovoley.com (in Spanish):http://www.somosvoley.com/noticias/muestra_nota.php?categoria=categoria_Entrevistas&id=268