Question of the Week: What is your pre-game superstition?

Aug. 29, 2011

Each week during the 2011 season, will ask each member of the University of Michigan volleyball team the same question as the "Question of the Week."

Week 2: What is your pre-match superstition or something you HAVE to do before every match?

Ally Sabol -- "I don't have anything that I have to do before a match because I don't want to freak out if I didn't do something."

Karlee Bruck -- "I have this thing where my socks have to be the exact same height. They have to come up to the same point on both of my legs. And the adidas logo has to be facing the outside. Sometimes I start to freak out when other people's socks are not the same height."

Lexi Dannemiller -- "I listen to music to help me get pumped for the match."

Alex Hunt -- "I have to have Fletcher braid my hair before every match."

Catherine Yager -- "I listen to music before a match."

Molly Toon -- "I have to listen to a certain playlist before a match. And I have to listen to it on shuffle because I can't just pick a song and start it."

Jennifer Cross -- "I have to straighten my hair to braid it. If I don't straighten it before, it just doesn't look right. And I have to wear a pre-wrap headband. And I have to have two different colored hair ties for my hair."

Lauren Teknipp -- "I visualize before the match without listening to music."

Lexi Erwin -- "When I am warming up my arm, I have to hit it to Ally (Sabol) left-handed, all the way across the gym."

Olivia Reed -- "I have to listen to 'Closer to the Edge' by 30 Seconds to Mars before warming up."

Claire McElheny -- "I listen to music and have a piece of gum -- the blue Take 5 gum."

Sloane Donhoff -- "When Leisa (Rosen) puts out M&M's, I only eat the blue and yellow ones. And I like to dance a little bit. But that is really a team thing -- we have some good moves!"

Courtney Fletcher -- "I have to have a large cup of coffee. And I have to do some ridiculous dance moves."

Michelle McMahon, Brittany Lee -- Don't do anything prior to a match.

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