Player Interview – Maria Nieza Viray

Nieza Viray

Maria Nieza Viray, 19 y/o Outside Hitter for the SBU Lady Red Spikers

When did you start playing volleyball?
Since we’re grade three, we started playing volleyball because our father is a volleyball player, tinuruan nya kami kung pano maglaro.

What inspired you to play volleyball?
Our parents. Inspiration namin mga parents namin kasi yung father nga namin is volleyball player.

What is the most difficult part of being an outside hitter?
Siguro kasi pag outside hitter, expected na laging samin yung bola, tapos parang kami yung inaasahan sa team.

What is your favorite thing about being an outside hitter?
Yung pumalo ng pumalo siguro tas sana hindi magsawa sa kakapalo.

Who is your volleyball idol?
My twin, si Ella is my favorite.

What is your best advice for new volleyball players?
Wag silang magsawa na i-chase yung dreams nila para makamit nila yung gusto nilang makamit.

What is the most challenging part of being a student athlete?
Siguro yung time management kasi sa umaga kailangan mo magtraining tapos papasok ka ng hapon hanggang gabi. Kaya yun, ang hirap talaga.

What is your favorite class?
Math subjects, I love numbers.

Where is your favorite place to relax?
Siguro sa province, samin, kasi pag may time na na-stress kami, kung wala kaming training ng weekends, uuwi kami para makita yung family namin, para makapag-relax.

What is your favorite food?
Kahit ano naman, hindi naman ako mapili sa pagkain, pero adobo yung pinaka-favorite ko.

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