Q-and-A with Courtney Joyce, Mother McAuley volleyball
October 15, 2012 10:00PM
Courtney Joyce, of Mother McAuley. | Gary Middendorf~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: November 17, 2012 6:15AM
Mother McAuley volleyball player Courtney Joyce, 16, of Chicago’s Beverly community, is in her second season as a setter for the Mighty Macs.
What makes Mother McAuley better than any other school?
All the girls are comfortable going to school every day because it’s an all-girls schools. People think there are a lot of cliques, but there aren’t.
What’s your favorite part of playing volleyball?
It’s challenging. I started out as a hitter and then I switched positions. It’s endless challenges no matter which position you’re in.
Which opposing player would you just love to have as a teammate?
I like Mallory Salis (Marist) a lot. I have a lot of respect for her.
What hidden talent do you have that we need to know about?
I am a really good bowler. I used to be in bowling leagues. My high is like a 282.
It’s Halloween season. Will you be a fairy princess or an evil witch?
Probably an evil witch.
Do you believe in ghosts?
Yes. I didn’t originally, but I watched this show called “Supernatural” and after that I was like, “Oh, they have to be real.”
What annoys you more than anything else?
Chewing. Not the sound of the chewing, but the sound of the saliva.
Your celebrity prom date. Who is it?
One of the “Supernatural” characters, Jensen Ackles. He’s beautiful.
Do you have any nicknames?
In club I was in my first year of setting a 5-1. And they found out my talent was dumping, like taking the ball over on the second hit. But they didn’t want to call me “Dumpy,” so they called me “Tipsy.”
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I plan on going into nursing in college.
As told to Tony Baranek