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Q-and-A with Kristy Theisen, Sandburg volleyball

Kristy Theisen Sandburg. | Gary Middendorf~For Sun-Times Media

Kristy Theisen, of Sandburg. | Gary Middendorf~For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: December 7, 2012 6:18AM



Kristy Theisen, 17, of Orland Park, is a 6-foot middle hitter who has been a varsity member of Sandburg volleyball for two full seasons.

What got you into volleyball?

I just did OYA (Orland Youth Association) and I loved it. It was pretty random. My family wasn’t really a volleyball family before, but we are now that my sister (Michelle) and I both play.

What’s the best part of being an Eagle?

Everyone respects each other at Sandburg. And it’s a really fun atmosphere for sports.

What opposing player would you love to have as a teammate?

Stephanie Korbakes, of Shepard. We played club together and we’re good friends.

Rumor has it you dance during timeouts.

(Laughing) When we’re at home, yeah. The guy who announces is a D.J. (disc jockey). So there’s always some sort of good music playing.

If you could trade places for a day with one of your teammates, who would it be?

Either Dakota (Hampton) or Kendall (Riechman). Kendall, because she’s a genius, literally, and it would be cool to see how her mind works. And Dakota goes on amazing trips. She has a fun life.

Your dream celebrity prom date?

(Country singer) Luke Bryan. He’s nice and tall.

What’s the best and worst part of being 6 feet tall?

The worst is that no guys are ever as tall as me, so it’s awkward at times. The best part is that people see you more, I guess.

What is your guilty pleasure food?

Anything chocolate and ice cream, like a sundae, maybe.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A special-ed teacher for high school and maybe coaching volleyball.

As told to Tony Baranek



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