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When Rosemount senior Sarah Jacobs is not playing catcher on the softball diamond for the Irish, she’s serving as a left side hitter for the volleyball team. Despite her love for both sports, Jacobs, who will be co-captain of the volleyball team this year, has been spending most of her time lately in the gym to prepare for the upcoming volleyball season.
How did you get started playing volleyball? I’ve played volleyball since third grade. I think my sister started playing it, and I really liked watching it so I started playing it. I enjoyed it more than soccer.
Do you have a preference between softball and volleyball? Not really. It depends on the season. Whatever season I’m going into, I’m working on that sport. This summer I’ve been solely focused on volleyball.
Do you have interest in playing club or varsity at the college level? I’m kind of undecided at the moment. I’m leaning towards playing club or intramural, but we’ll see what happens.
What excites you the most about being co-captain? I’m excited to be the leader of the program. I’ve watched a lot of people go through it and do a great job, and I’m excited to be that person for other girls to look up to.
If you had to pick one highlight of your volleyball career at Rosemount, what would it be? I don’t know if I have one specific memory. Just being with the girls the entire season and getting to know everyone and developing as a team.
What is the goal for your team this season? I think our main goal is to be intense and play to our full potential.