The Volleyball Interview: Mattie Johnson
This is the twelfth 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. Mattie Johnson is a…
This is the twelfth 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.
Mattie Johnson is a sophomore at Sidney High School. She is ranked 5th in the Prep Dig class of 2020 rankings with 518 kills and 541 digs in her career. Here is my interview with Mattie:
What is your go-to game day outfit?
“Leggings with a crew neck sweatshirt.”
What is your favorite team to play and why?
“Alliance or Gering because of the rivalry and high level of competition.”
What activities are you involved in?
“Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Student Council, Varsity “S” Club, Science Club, Northeastern Volleyball Club in Sterling, CO.”
What is something not many people know about you?
“I have played travel volleyball and basketball with Sidney since 4th grade. I transferred to Sidney in the 8th grade from Potter-Dix.”
What is your favorite moment in your high school volleyball career?
“My freshman year district title game against Omaha Roncalli Catholic, on our home court. We won in a five-set thriller and punched our ticket to State.”
What do you never leave your school for an away match or tournament without?
“My headphones, my game bag, and all my jerseys.”
What is your favorite drill in practice?
“Hit and Dig or 6 v. 6 scrimmaging.”
If you could pepper with one volleyball player in the world, who would it be?
What occupies your free time?
“Hanging out with friends.”
What is your favorite food and drink?
“My favorite food is steak and favorite drink is milk.”
What is the happiest moment you have experienced in your life?
“When I received my scholarship offer from Coach Leanne Williamson to play volleyball for the University of South Dakota after our district final match in November.”