Olivia Abbott recently won the VYPE Houston Public School Preseason Libero of the Year Fall Poll! VYPE caught up with Abbott for the 411 on the star from Stratford.
VYPE: How long have you been playing volleyball and how did you get your start?
Abbott: I have been playing volleyball for what about 6 years. I got into it because I had been in gymnastics for almost my entire life and I decided I wanted to try something different, plus I loved the thought of being with a team instead of on my own when I was competing.
VYPE: Who's your favorite athlete and why?
Abbott: My favorite athlete is Simone Biles because her drive to always want to be the better no matter how good the world thinks she is really inspires me.
VYPE: What's your pre-game meal? Routine?
Abbott: My pregame meal is always some form of lean protein with complex carbs so I have energy and an upbeat mood on the court. I don't have much of a set routine, but my favorite thing to do is dance with my teammates and loosen up in a fun way before a match.
VYPE: Off the court, what is your favorite thing to do?
Abbott: Off the court, my favorite thing to do is spend time with my family and friends, and travel.
VYPE: What's your favorite subject in school?
Abbott:My favorite subject in school is history.
VYPE: What is the one memory from the game you'll never forget playing volleyball?
Abbott: The one memory I will never forget is when my club team had qualified for nationals after a long season full of COVID and obstacles. I always smile thinking about the very last point and that feeling of pride overflowing the court.