Wall of Fame—Karlee Diesing

Q & A with Coquitlam Sports Wall of Fame's Female College/University Athlete of 2009 Karlee Diesing:

Question: Looking back at 2009—beginning with the team's second-place showing at the B.C. Colleges Athletic Association female volleyball championships and receiving the BCCAA and CCAA women's volleyball awards—did those accomplishments surprise you or did you have a feeling that everything was going to come together?

DIESING: It was a great honour to receive both those awards and both were quite surprising. My goal was to win a BCCAA gold medal and to help my team make it to the CCAA national championships and not as focused on personal accolades.

Not being focused on winning these specific awards, so I was surprised, but I did have a strong feeling that our season would come together.

Question: What was the main reason behind you and your team's success at Capilano? What part did that time shape where you are at now?

DIESING: My team was very close and had a great team bond on and off the court. Our team cohesiveness allowed us to create and maintain excellent communication and camaraderie.

Being the captain and one of the leaders of the Capilano team has allowed me to bring those skills to my team at the University of Toronto.

Question: What does it mean to you to be named the Coquitlam Wall of Fame's College/University Female Athlete of 2009?

DIESING: There are a lot of great athletes in the city of Coquitlam, and it is a great honour to be recognized in my home town. I was shocked at first because there are so many great female athletes in Coquitlam, and I am very excited to be selected for this award.

Question: Tell me what are you doing right now, and how life in Toronto is.

DIESING: I am currently attending the University of Toronto and am playing on the women's varsity Blues volleyball team. I transferred for the 2009-10 season and will be finishing my 5th year of eligibility this year. I am studying Physical Education and Health and am expecting to graduate in June 2011.

Karlee Diesing
Karlee Diesing

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