Catching up with Wausau East's Vanessa Boorse

Catching up with Wausau East's Vanessa Boorse


Catching up with Wausau East's Vanessa Boorse


Vanessa Boorse

School: Wausau East

Year: Junior

Sport: Volleyball

WVC stats (through Tuesday): 8.08 assists per game, .410 attack percentage, .945 service percentage.

Family: Father, Steven; mother, Teresa; sister, Jessica

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite color: Green

Favorite food: Ice cream

Favorite TV show: “Modern Family”

Favorite movie: “Bridesmaids”

Favorite singer: Taylor Swift

Favorite team: Wisconsin Badgers

Favorite athlete: Misty May Treanor

Favorite sports memory: We were playing a serving game in practice this year and Kaleigh Karlen forgot to duck and go hit square in the face. It was so funny.

Three words to describe yourself: Energetic, outgoing, athletic

The team has has some ups and downs this season, but now you guys seem to be playing solid volleyball. What turned things around?: We stayed positive even when we were losing. We kept an open mind to what coach (Ken Zoromski) was asking us to do. We started to execute better and started winning matches again.

You run track, but not cross country. How did you arrive at that decision?: I love volleyball and running and thought if I ran track I could still play volleyball in the fall. Running track didn’t eliminate me from playing volleyball.

Volley for a Cure was another big success. What makes it such a great event?: First, it brings a lot of people together for awareness for a good cause. And it’s great for volleyball to bring that many people in to see us play.

People would be surprised that I like to__?: Play badminton. I really get into it in gym class and if we had a competitive badminton team, I’d be on it.

What is it about the East-West rivalry that makes it special?: When you play your crosstown rival, it’s always a competitive game and you want to win even more because they are one of your biggest rivals.

— Mark Massoglia,

Wausau Daily Herald


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