Name: Alex Parisian

Sport: Volleyball

School: Apple Valley

Grade: Senior

This week’s accomplishment: Parisian helped get the Sun Devils off to a 2-0 start to the season with a couple of big performances. She opened the season with 16 kills, 18 assists, 24 digs, two blocks and one ace against Cajon. Then she followed that up with eight kills, 17 assists and 14 digs against Silverado.

What do you like most about your sport: I love how volleyball is so strategic and fast. Also, seeing my teammates after we earn a point lifts everyone’s spirits up.

How long have you been playing your sport and how did you get started: Six years. I played just about every sport; soccer, basketball, softball, track and cross country. My mom told me about all her successes in volleyball and right when she taught me how to play, I wanted to continue to get better.

Pregame ritual: Before games, we all do each other’s hair and play a game called “jig-a-lo.”

Most memorable sports moment: Winning gold at the Far Western National Qualifier with my club team.

If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why: I think it would be cool to be a model for a day.

Something most people don’t know about you: I am Korean and native American.

How would you spend $1 million: I would buy Apple Valley High School a new gym. No, but I would pay off all my family’s houses.

Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in the world: Korea to explore my grandma’s culture.

If you had an extra hour every day, how would you spend it: Probably in the gym or participating in a school event.

What superpower do you wish you had: Telekinesis

Favorite sports team: Arizona Cardinals

Favorite athlete: Kelly Murphy (USA Volleyball)

Favorite superhero: Batman

Favorite TV show: “One Tree Hill”

Favorite movie: “Chasing Mavericks”

Favorite song: “Suga Suga” by Baby Bash

Favorite meal: Cucumber salad

Favorite local restaurant: Love Soya Sushi

Favorite app: Twitter

Twitter handle: @alexparisian_

For more local sports information visit:   www.vvdailypress.com/sports

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