Getting To Know...
Oct. 5, 2009
LAS VEGAS - Each week unlvrebels.com will feature one volleyball student-athlete. This week's featured player is sophomore setter Amanda Alles.
Alles has tallied a team-best 245 assists on the year for a 5.83 assists per-set average. She has chipped in 51 digs, seven kills, five blocks and two aces.
She has played in 13 matches and 42 sets this season. She has hit double-digits in assists on 10 occasions. She has seven matches where she has tallied five or more digs. She threw down three kills against both San Diego State and BYU (Oct. 3).
Born: April 9, 1990
Nicknames: Manders, Calves
What's on TV: The Food Network
What's in my iPod: John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz
What I drive: Nissan Altima
Favorite flicks: "Forrest Gump", "Remember the Titans", "Step Brothers", "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" and "He's Just Not That Into You"
What I'm reading: My college textbooks
Magazine subscriptions: Volleyball Magazine
Before each match I: Put on my chapstick...it is ESSENTIAL!
First job: Babysitting
Talent I'd most like to have: Artistic
Favorite meal: Mesquite marinated tuna steaks
Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Elaine Young's in beach volleyball
Favorite city to visit: Back home to Flemington, NJ
Favorite team(s) as a kid: Dallas Cowboys
Favorite physical attribute about myself: My calves
And least: I don't have one
Favorite value in others: Honesty
My greatest love: Fitness
My hero: My friend, Cecilia, who passed away when I was 12. She taught me that life is short and to make the best out of every day.
My bucket list: Learn how to Snowboard! (I've never skied or snowboarded before!)
My motto: Live everyday like it's your last
One thing people don't know: I love to cook