Female Athlete of the Week: Karlye Huffman, Sophomore Volleyball Player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week Oct. 5 to Oct. 12 Why Karlye Huffman was selected: Huffman recorded 72 assists and 12 digs over the course of three contests. Despite three losses, Huffman proved to be a standout player for the Colonels, recording 35 assists and 5 digs in the final contest of the week against Eastern University.

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Kirsten Peters

Female Athlete of the Week: Karlye Huffman

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

Name: Karlye Huffman

Year: Sophomore

Major: Business Management

Hometown: Wyaulsing, Pa.

High School: Wyalusing Valley HS

Position: Setter

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

When I first came on campus, it felt like home. What the school had to offer for my education was exactly what I wanted as well.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

After graduating from Wilkes, I want to come out of college with a job already lined up. At this time, however, I am not exactly sure what type of job I want that to be.

Favorite building on campus? 

UCOM.

What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The egg.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

As a team, our goal is to make conference playoffs and/or get a bid in ECAC Conference.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I have two older sisters that both played volleyball, so I was always around the sport. Both of my parents were also coaches, so I couldn’t escape the sport and I always enjoyed playing it.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

Competitive games that result in a specific-given goal.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field? 

Hunting, kayaking and anything that involves being outdoors.

Most influential person(s) in your life?

My mother. She has shown me how to be a strong person each and every day, no matter what you are going through in life.

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be? 

Betty White.

Favorite professor?

Professor Pyke.

Coke or Pepsi?

Pepsi.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Thanksgiving dinner in the SUB.

A quote you live your life by?

“Just believe.”

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

“Be Colonel” means to be able to work together and have each other’s back no matter what.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

I would like to give a shout-out to my volleyball family and my family back home.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor