Q-and-A with Kara Kentner, Sandburg volleyballSandburg's Kara Kentner makes a dig against Lincoln-Way West during their volleyball game in New Lenox Tuesday, September 20, 2011. | Brett Roseman~Sun-Times Media
Kentner, 17, of Orland Park, a setter/right-side hitter is in her third season on the Eagles varsity.
Was there any doubt about you attending Sandburg rather than, say, Mother McAuley?
No. My brother went to Sandburg and my mom went to Sandburg, too. I wanted to continue the tradition.
What is your favorite part of the game?
Sometimes I like to focus on defense, but most of the time it’s probably setting. You touch the ball every single rally.
What opponent gets you the most cranked up?
Probably Marist or McAuley. But now Providence is on my nerves because they beat us. So come the playoffs, Providence is on my list.
Which non-Sandburg player would you love to have as a teammate?
Probably (libero) Jackie Aird, of McAuley. I played with her for two years at club. She’s always thinking and helping her teammates.
Which teammate has a hidden talent we just need to know about?
I think Kendall Reichman is a good singer.
Have you ever tried beach volleyball?
Not in a league or tournament, but I play with my mom and her friends. It really helps with vertical jumping.
What’s your favorite non-volleyball activity?
I like to scrapbook, or do anything artistic.
What irritates you more than anything else?
When people try too hard to fit in.
What kind of movies do you like?
Scary, definitely. I’m actually a big chicken, with the pillow in front of my face. But scary movies keep me engaged the whole time.
What do you want people to remember about you at Sandburg?
That I wasn’t a fake person, that I stayed true to myself.
As told to Tony Baranek