Cal Puana

Family, season ticket holders, volleyball dads and unaffiliated parties make their way to the Final Four. Here’s what they have to say:

Volleyball Dads

Eight volleyball dads spend much of their weekend watching club volleyball, so why not make the trip to watch the best of the best?

Q: Favorite player?

Trent Turner: Hannah Allison

Scott Montgomery: Khat Bell. I saw her play in Dallas and it was a privilidge watching her. She was that good. Head and shoulders the best.

Russell Larson: Hayley Eckerman, she came to Manor High School, where I coach, and spent time with the girls. It meant a lot.

Corby Brown: Bailey Webster.


Cal Puana, Sarah Palmer’s Uncle, gave some insight to the weekend matchup

Q: Biggest threat?

Puana: Penn State, aren’t they always?

Q: What’s going to happen in the game tonight?

Puana: I think we’ll blow them out, but you never know.

Season ticket holders

These season ticketholders know quite a bit about the team.

Q: Where have you travelled with the team?

James Wilcox: we’ve actually been to Hawaii, Nebraska, Illinois and five of the last six final fours.

Q: How into Texas Volleyball are you?

Rodney Phillips: We’ve been to every game. I actually run the UT volleyball facebook page.

The unaffiliated fan

Without and hometown bias, she gives her opinions

Q: Who’s your team?

Yvonne: Nebraska, but I’m rooting for Penn State this weekend

Q: Who’s the best player in the nation?

Yvonne: Ariel Scott.

Q: Who is your pick?

Yvonne: I like Penn State, but I think Texas has the edge. I do want to see a Penn State vs. Texas matchup.