Posted On: 06/20/18 12:14 PM

In the fourth edition of our series, The Volleyball Interview, we chat with Grand Rapids Christian’s Jordyn Gates, a 2020 setter that competes for MVA 16 National Black during club season. In her 2017 season with Grand Rapids Christian, Gates recorded 1,147 assists, 317 digs, 84 kills, 47 aces and 34.5 blocks while leading Eagles to the Class A quarterfinals. Committed to play her college volleyball at Arkansas, Gates is gearing up for a big 2018 fall season where the Eagles will make the move to Division 2, where they find themselves as a top contender for the state championship. Read on to find out how Gates views herself as a player, her favorite players to watch and her expectations for Grand Rapids Christian this season.

 

What do you consider your strengths as a player?

I would say my strengths as a player would mostly be my mental game and leadership. As a setter, it’s important to have a strong mental game and be able to keep calm on the court. It is important to remember that as a leader your team looks to you and the way you express your body language shows them how to react

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