Meet the Pack: Sophomore Defensive Specialist Sofia Anxo

Sophomore defensive specialist Sophia Anxo answers a few questions.

Oct. 12, 2011

For me to improve as a player I need to:  be a louder and bigger defensive presence on the floor 

My favorite pre-game ritual is:   listening to music and praying before we head out on the court

My teammates would best describe me as:  the one-liner

The best place on campus is:  Virginia street gym, to watch volleyball of course!

What I like most about my hometown is: I get to see them all the time and at all of my home games 

Favorite thing about being at Nevada is:  being a student-athlete

If I wasn't playing college volleyball I would be:  bored

A place I've never been but would love to visit:  Greece   

One moment in history I wish I could have seen:  the first man walking on the moon

Favorite class:  Biology

Favorite food:  Sushi or anything spicy

Least favorite food: Tomatoes   

Favorite color:  Green

Favorite movie:  Beauty and the Beast   

Favorite actor:  Ryan Reynolds

Favorite actress: Jennifer Aniston

Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds 

Most prized possession:  All my pictures    
Where I want to be 10 years from now:  A physicians assistant with a family

If I could add one team to the schedule it would be and why:  Washington, my cousin will be there and it would be fun to play her again   

Favorite singer or group:  Garth Brooks or Sugarland

I wear my number because:  I have worn it my whole life and it's my lucky number 

Favorite song:  Every Disney song       

Favorite junk food:  Twizzlers and reeses

Most impressive person you know:  My brother

Person you would most like to trade places with for a day:  Guy Fierri on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives 

Person who has most influenced your athletic career:  My high school volleyball coach, Jason Sterrett 

The best advice you have ever been given:  Rub some dirt on it   

Why did you choose to attend Nevada:   My family is here, plus we have a beautiful campus

The best book I have ever read:  19 Minutes

Something people would be surprised to know about me: All the CD's in my car are Disney

If I could have dinner with any two people it would be:  Jesse Taylor and my brother   

My greatest athletic accomplishment to date is:  Winning state and pre-season under armor all-american  

If I won $1 million I would: Buy a jet so my brother could fly me places and invest it

A friend from another college volleyball team is: Kassi Hargrove from Utah State 

The athlete I admire most:  Payton Manning    

My favorite sport other than volleyball is:  Track   

If you could have any car, what would it be:  A Bentley

My advice to kids is:  Don't worry too much, everything works out   

What is in you CD player right now:  Disney

What was your favorite childhood toy:  American Girl Doll   

My biggest fan:  My whole family

Individual goals for the season:  I hope to contribute in making Nevada successful for their last season in the WAC

Biggest pet peeve: when people chew with their mouth open

Earliest volleyball memory:  a Nevada volleyball camp when I was in 3rd grade

If I could be on a reality TV show it would be:  Cash Cab

Extreme sport I would like to try:  Rock climbing   

If stranded on a desert island, three things I would take with me:  matches, water filter, knife     



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