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A Conversation with Claire

October 14, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Claire Jacobsma and the Lady Flames return home to face Charleston Southern Friday at 7 p.m.

Claire Jacobsma and the Lady Flames return home to face Charleston Southern Friday at 7 p.m.

Today, LibertyFlames.com continues its weekly question-and-answer series with the Lady Flames volleyball team, designed to give fans a unique look at the two-time defending Big South champions. Sophomore right-side hitter Claire Jacobsma is this week's featured Lady Flame.

Claire Jacobsma, a sophomore from Midland, Texas, has appeared in nine matches this season and made the first three starts of her career at the Liberty Invitational presented by Pepsi. She has tallied 16 kills for the 10-9 Lady Flames, including a career-high five kills against Howard on Sept. 5.

Jacobsma, a left-hander, played in nine matches as a freshman. She posted two kills, six digs and two blocks in her collegiate debut, helping Liberty record a win over ACC foe Maryland. Jacobsma was a two-time first-team all-state honoree during her high school career at Midland Christian School.

What is the most exciting thing you did this summer?
My daddy took me to the local shooting range and I got to use a .22 caliber bolt action rifle and a 16 gauge shotgun!

If you could add a match to this year's schedule, which team would you want to play?
A Big 12 school.

What is your favorite volleyball memory?
I hit a girl in the face once. It was pretty spiffy.

How many text messages do you send per month?
Let's just say that my parents got me unlimited for a reason.

Who is your best friend currently playing collegiate volleyball for another team, and who do they play for?
A girl I played with in club volleyball. Her name is Kylie Cowan and she plays for Oklahoma.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Anywhere in Colorado

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
Isaiah 40:30-31.
"Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

It reminds me how God is always there for me and that I can do anything if I follow Him!

What is your favorite food?
Well, I love all food, but I'm currently craving some Mexican.

My dream beach volleyball partner would be …
Misty May-Treanor

Do you have any pre-match habits/rituals, and what are they?
I put my gear on left first, then right. Socks, knee pads, ankle braces and shoes

The most impressive thing about Coach Pinder is …
How he's always so intense on what we do when we play

What is the best advice you have ever received, and who gave it to you?
"Give all you got and know that you gave your best." My pawpaw first told me that when I started playing ball and tells me that every time I see him!

Previous Question-and-Answer Installments
Aug. 12 – Kendle Rollins
Aug. 19 – Lauren Bosché
Aug. 26 - Hannah Anderson
Sept. 2 - Loren Thomas
Sept. 9 - Erica Manor
Sept. 16 - Courtney Cooper
Sept. 23 - Rebecca Warren
Sept. 30 - Courtney Boggs
Oct. 7 - Kelly Haseman