Fordham Athletic Director David Roach called into One on One on Saturday, January 12th to talk about the state of Fordham Athletics. This was the first edition of what will be a monthly occurrence. Roach will talk to us on One on One on the first Saturday of every month.
On Saturday October 20th, Fordham University’s new Athletic Director David Roach was kind enough to stop by the WFUV studios to join us for an interview on One on One.
The ball goes soaring into the air, Ewing steps up, arms out stretched, and blocks the opponents shot. Ewing lets out a victory roar as the ball falls on the…opposite side of the net for a Fordham Volleyball point?
Wait, What? I thought we were talking about basketball? Not quite. Randi Ewing, a junior on the Fordham’s Volleyball team, did not exactly follow her father’s basketball footsteps. Instead, she is making her own name on the volleyball court.
Name: Megan Arend
From: Sacramento, California
Major: Communications and Sociology with a minor in Business
Why did you choose volleyball?: “In fourth grade I was best friends with two twins and their older sister played volleyball in high school. We tagged along to one of her games and I thought it was the coolest sport ever. And I ended up joining a team the next year.”
A block in volleyball is just like a block in basketball. It demoralizes the attacking team and fires up the defense. At 6’2, Carina Thompson, the sophomore from Kailua, Hawaii, is the Fordham volleyball team’s tallest player (freshman Chandler Moore is also 6’2), and with her lengthy frame, one would think she would be a defensive force.
Hurricane Irene didn’t only effect the Freshman Orientation at Fordham; it also played a large role for the Rams’ Volleyball program.
While students from across the nation were struggling to get to the Bronx, Head Coach Pete Volkert was struggling to get games in for his team.
“The hurricane actually washed out 2 of our first 3 games of the season”, Volkert said. “We were expecting to come out of the opening tournament 3-0, but we were only 1-0. That makes a huge difference in our record and our overall confidence”.