The Volleyball Interview: McKenna Ruch
McKenna Ruch, #16 in white above Photo Credit: Sports Recruits This is the fourth article in the series The Volleyball Interview, highlighting influential high school Nebraska volleyball players of all ages and levels to get to know them on…
McKenna Ruch, #16 in white above
Photo Credit: Sports Recruits
This is the fourth article in the series The Volleyball Interview, highlighting influential high school Nebraska volleyball players of all ages and levels to get to know them on and off the court on deeper level.
McKenna Ruch is a sophomore at Millard North High School. With 202 kills and 40 blocks so far this season, stats don’t lie that she plays some good volleyball. McKenna is also ranked 1st in the Prep Dig Nebraska Class of 2020 rankings. Here is my interview with McKenna:
What do you never leave your school for an away match or tournament without?
“Something I never leave my school for a game our tournament without is my phone and the speaker to get hype on the bus!”
What is your favorite moment in your high school volleyball career?
“My favorite moment in my high school career is without-a-doubt winning state last year.”
What is your favorite off the court activity and why?
“Off the court, I just like to hang out with friends.”
What is your most embarrassing moment in volleyball?
“My most embarrassing volleyball moment ever is by far my interview after winning state. That was awful and I was a mess and the trophy covered my face so that’s great too! People still bring it up and laugh at me.”
What is your biggest fear?
“Some of my fears include spiders, snakes, and the dark but I don’t really have a biggest fear.”
What activities are you involved in?
“I don’t do any other activities during volleyball season, but after season I will be in Philosophy Club and Ping Pong Club!”
What is your favorite thing about playing volleyball?
“My favorite thing about playing volleyball is getting to play with the best teammates and getting to play club and high school season with one of my best friends, Izzy Lukens!”
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
“I don’t have any personal pre-game rituals but my high school team does a few chants and cheers before the game to get us pumped!”
What is your favorite social media platform?
“My favorite social media platform is Twitter because it always makes me laugh and I can keep up with all of the latest information in life.”
What is your favorite sports brand and why?
“My favorite sports brand in volleyball is Mizuno. It is truly the best. Outside of volleyball, I like Nike and most of my clothes are Nike because it is the most comfortable.”
What is your favorite team to play and why?
“I like to play Papio South because I have a lot of friends on that team so it’s always fun to play them and it always brings back good memories of the State Championship game.”
What is one fun fact about you?
“Most people call me a ginger but I prefer to be called a Straw-brunette!”