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Side Out with Kelly Haseman

August 27, 2008
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Kelly Haseman and the Lady Flames' five other freshmen will make their collegiate volleyball debuts Friday at 4:30 p.m., versus N.C. State.

Kelly Haseman and the Lady Flames' five other freshmen will make their collegiate volleyball debuts Friday at 4:30 p.m., versus N.C. State.

Today LibertyFlames.com continues its new weekly volleyball feature, "Side Out with …" Next up is another of the Lady Flames' newcomers, freshman defensive specialist/libero Kelly Haseman.

A native of Three Rivers, Mich., Haseman is the first Lady Flames volleyball player from the Wolverine State since Tatiana Tkachuk, who played middle blocker from 2000-2003. Haseman attended Kalamazoo Christian High School and led her volleyball team to the Kalamazoo Valley Association title as a senior. Haseman, a team captain, tallied 529 digs and 48 service aces a season ago.

Haseman, who also lettered in basketball and softball at Kalamazoo Christian, is one of several candidates for the starting libero position this season. She will open her collegiate career Friday at 4:30 p.m., when Liberty takes on ACC foe N.C. State in the VCU Third Degree Sportswear Invitational.
For a more personal introduction to one of the newest Lady Flames, read on …

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
My favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."

I love this verse because it gives me hope that if I trust in God and His plan, everything will work out according to His purpose. When bad things happen in my life, I know that the Lord brought this into my life for a reason and I need to learn from it. It is just the perfect verse for any situation, because if we love God all things will work together for good.

What type of music do you like to listen to?
I like to listen to many types of music. Mostly I listen to contemporary Christian music like Joy Williams and Chris Tomlin.

What is your favorite play in volleyball?
My favorite is when I make a perfect pass that leads to an amazing kill.

What is your favorite sport to play (other than volleyball)?
Softball or tennis (It's a tie between them.)

How did you start playing volleyball?
My older sister began to play volleyball, and I always liked to do what my sister did. So, I went to camps with her and decided I really enjoyed playing. I have continued on ever since.

The actress who would play me in a movie is …
I guess I would pick Hayden Panettiere.

What is your nickname and how did you pick it up?
Haseman, Hazer, Hazewoman.

I picked these up from my coaches. They would always call us by our last names, and they would also create new ways of saying my last name.

My mother likes to call me KK, because my name is Kelly Katlin.

The most famous person I've met is …
The defensive specialists and a few middles on the USA Women's Olympic volleyball team.

My favorite restaurant is …
Chili's.

A couple items on my "Bucket List" include …
Go to Ireland, get married and have a family and Carpe Diem.

Previous Installments of Side Out with ...
Aug. 13 - Jordan Barlow
Aug. 20 - Courtney Boggs