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Skylar Martin

SKYLARMARTIN

Class of 2023

Position: Defender

Commitment: Uncommitted

Club: A5

What inspired you to start playing beach volleyball?

I started indoor at A5 when I was 11 and played for two years. Then during the summer I would play beach tournaments and would do really well. I was a libero and didn’t like passing the whole entire time, so I decided to switch over to beach when I was 13, so 7th grade, and now this is my fourth year playing!

I WAS A LIBERO AND DIDN’T LIKE PASSING THE WHOLE ENTIRE TIME, SO I DECIDED TO SWITCH OVER TO BEACH WHEN I WAS 13...

What inspired you to start playing beach volleyball?

I started indoor at A5 when I was 11 and played for two years. Then during the summer I would play beach tournaments and would do really well. I was a libero and didn’t like passing the whole entire time, so I decided to switch over to beach when I was 13, so 7th grade, and now this is my fourth year playing!

If you could play a different sport what would it be?

I actually still play tennis for my high school. We aren’t very good but it’s still really fun and I kind of see how it is similar to volleyball. Being able to see where your opponent is across the court in 2v2, seeing what they are defending and how they are hitting. I just think it is really cool how it incorporates volleyball aspects.

If you were to give your younger self a piece of advice when you started playing, what would it be?

I would probably say don’t take any of your tournaments or training for granted. We are a select few that get this opportunity to travel every weekend, be able to play at this level of competition and make friends like this. It is so amazing that we get to do this.

What TV shows are you watching right now and what characters do you identify with and why?

I just don’t watch TV. I pretty much can’t... I like movies but with TV shows I don’t know... I cannot bring myself to watch a whole season of something.

What is your favorite post tournament meal?

Ice Cream!

What do you guys like best about p1440 events?

There is so much competition. You play so much. Especially when we do power pools. You constantly play people at your level and there is never a match where you get blown out, or blow someone else out.

What’s your favorite tournament site to play at?

I would say Tavares. The facility is really nice but there is not much to do around it. I also like Gulf Shores in May when the college teams are playing that's always fun.

What is something that you are proud of yourself for?

There has never been another sport where I actually look forward to going to practices. Within the sport I am proud of myself for being able to communicate and reach out to other players and ask to play in tournaments. I am proud of my confidence in myself.