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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 25, 2008) - Stacy Sykora (Burleson, Texas), who is competing professionally in Italy's Serie A League for Altamura, has provided the latest entry into the "Getting to Know" feature on U.S. Women's National Team players. In addition to responding to the 46 questions below, Sykora has started her own blog while in Italy.
What are the top songs in your iPod?
Everything you can imagine, I guess you can say that I “collect music”, from all over the world and I have over 100GB of it….
What kind of car do you drive?
Land Rover and a Harley Davison
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Art, Music, Video editing and basically anything to do with a computer…
What do you envision doing as a career after competing for the national team?
Becoming a famous moving star….Just Kidding, I really don’t know, I am still a kid and never really want to grow up
Other than family, who would you like to invite to complete a dinner foursome (individuals can be dead or alive)?
Angelina Jolie, Gia Marie Carangi, Jim Carey and Steven King
Where would you like to spend a week’s vacation?
Driving my motorcycle in Texas
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
What is your favorite room in your house and why?
Right now, in Italy, the living room because it is the biggest
What is the one luxury item that you could not do without?
Rank the following types of television programs in order you like best: Reality TV, crime dramas, game shows, sit-coms, music television, cable news, sports.
sports, crime dramas, music television, game shows, sit-coms, reality TV, cable news,
What is your favorite television program?
I don’t watch much TV but here in Italy, I like Walker, Texas Ranger, you should see them speak Italian it is great!
What is your favorite movie?
The Dark Crystal, Beast Master and Gia
What is your favorite book?
Ummmmmm, I don’t read
Who is the funniest player on the women’s national team?
I laugh at them all :)
Who is the most under-rated player on the women’s national team?
Robyn Ah-Mow Santos and Lindsey Berg
Are you a morning person, afternoon person or night person?
What is your pre-match ritual?
Visualize, elevate the legs, write down my goals, listen to music and dance
On an airplane, would you rather, sleep, read, work on a computer or talk with the person sitting next to you?
Work on the computer and talk
What is the best thing about competing on the USA Women’s National Team?
Doing the thing I love and loving doing it with the people I love
What is your favorite volleyball drill?
Any defensive drill
What sport would you be competing in if not for volleyball?
HMMMMMMM….Basketball, Heptathlon, Triathlon or a Soccer Goalie….
Who is your favorite athlete?
What is your favorite food?
Sushi or Mexican
What is your favorite restaurant to eat at?
Casa Rodriguez in Bryan, Texas or Sushi Town in Las Palmas, Spain
How many different languages can you converse in?
Italian and Spanish but I understand a lot of similar languages
What was your favorite subject in school?
What is your fondest child-hood memory?
I have so many, story telling is my life so to have to choose one right now, I would say, making commercials and a workout video with my friends in Burleson and honestly thinking I was gonna make it big one day on the big screen, I just recently watched them, yep, embarrassing
What fad were you involved in during junior high school that many would be surprised to learn?
Good Ole High Bangs, mine could stop the wind in its tracks
If you could see any musical act or performer (dead or alive) in concert, who would it be?
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing that you would buy or pay for?
Everything my family members ever wanted
If you could live as one other person (celebrity or not) for one day, who would it be?
Bin Laden, so when the day was over I would tell George where he is hiding :)
If you could have one super power, what would it be?
To stop, start, reverse and fast forward time
If a movie was made about your life, which actor or actress would you want to play you?
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?
My house with full plumbing and everything it has in it in Vegas. A plane with a pilot so I can leave when I wanted and a Super Wal-Mart
If you could live in another time period for a week, which one would you choose?
The Future, so I can bring back the ideas of the future and invent them first and be a millionaire
If you could be on the cover of one magazine, which one would you choose?
I don’t really know magazines but I would say Vogue, I guess
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Unique, misunderstood, square
What is your favorite holiday?
I don’t really like holidays but I like the post-halloween candy sells
What is your favorite season – winter, spring, summer or fall?
What is one off-the-court talent that you have?
What was the most defining moment in your life?
Coming back to the National Team
What are your most prized possessions?
My Motorcycle and House
What is your motto?
Keep Dreaming, No Excuses No Regrets…Life is Short, you never know what the next second is gonna bring so Live
What reality show (American Idol, the Apprentice, the Real World, Survivor, Big Brother, etc.) would you be best on?
I think I could make a clean sweep :)
What is your pet peeve?
Napkins on teeth
What communication tool do you use most often – text messaging, talking on the cell phone or e-mail?
– but the sailors praise the new boats