Get to Know: Cieana Stinson

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Photo credit: John Saringo-Rodriguez / Photo Editor

Sophomore middle blocker Cieana Stinson has emerged as a leader for the women’s volleyball team this season. Stinson has 13 kills over the past two games. Photo credit: John Saringo-Rodriguez / Photo Editor

Major: Psychology

 

Favorites:

Food: Mexican food

Band: TGT

Athlete: Michael Jordan

Sports Team: LA Lakers

 

Life:

Hardest part about being a student athlete: Balancing volleyball and my schoolwork evenly and finding time to sleep

Greatest Accomplishment: Receiving the Most Outstanding Female Athlete award at my high school

Hobbies: Cooking

 

Volleyball:

Best part of my game: The feeling you get when your team makes an awesome play

Part of my game that needs improvement: Focusing on blocking and zone in on the hitter so I am in the right spot when blocking them.

Best player I’ve played against: Falyn Fonoimoana when I was in club volleyball

Player I model my game after: I admire Michael Jordan’s work ethic and mentality

Pre-game rituals: Listening to music in the locker room with my teammates and curling my hair

Difference between this year’s women’s volleyball team and previous ones: Everyone gets along with everyone and the chemistry is very strong on the court

 

Goals: 

Team: To make it to the NCAA tournament

Personal: To become a better all-around volleyball player

 

Extras:

Other sports played: Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field, and Competitive Cheerleading

What I started playing volleyball: When I was 15

How I stay in shape during off-season: Following the work out plans and regiments my weight coach gives me

Person I’d like to meet: Barack Obama

Life after CSUN:I plan to take my volleyball career overseas for 2 to 3 years

Where I imagine myself in 10 years: Married with a family and working as a social worker or something along those lines