Q-and-A with Natalie Carberry, Shepard volleyballNatalie Carberry of Shepard High School photographed Wednesday afternoon October 12, 2011 in Palos Heights, Illinois. | Art Vassy~Sun-Times Media
Carberry, 16, of Palos Heights, is in her third year as a right-side hitter for the Astros.
You have developed into a real go-to player on this team. Do you like being a leader?
Yeah, I like it a lot, being enthusiastic and supporting other people.
Is being a left-handed hitter an advantage or a disadvantage?
Both. The advantage is that the blockers are thrown off. The disadvantage is that you don’t get as many sets.
If you could pick one player from another school to be on your team, who would it be?
Kara Rockey (of Richards). She’s a really good passer, and she’s fun to be around.
You had a cousin (Ellen Carberry) who played at Mother McAuley. Did you ever think of going there?
No. I mean, they have a really good program (at McAuley), but that’s not really my thing.
Halloween is right around the corner. Do you have an interesting trick-or-treat memory?
Two years ago we went to go trick-or-treating and the guy at the door scared us instead of giving us candy. We just ran.
What celebrity would be your
No. 1 choice to take to prom?
Channing Tatum. He’s gorgeous.
What’s your favorite non-volleyball thing to do?
Hanging out with my friends and going shopping for clothes.
Complete this sentence: Going to school is a ...
A drag, because I’m not that good at waking up early.
Has anyone ever told you that you look like someone famous?
(Singer) Rebecca Black, because of her hair and face. I don’t see it.
When you look in the mirror, what does it tell you about yourself?
That I’m a fun and nice person, I’d have to say.
As told to Tony Baranek