Kaly Soro – The volleyball team’s energizer bunny
Photo: Marta Kierkus
Meet Gee-Gees volleyball left side hitter Kaly Soro. This second-year health sciences student is passionate about her team and eating any type of chocolate. Soro is a great threat as she improved her smashing and serving skills during the off-season. You don’t want to be on the other side of the net when she’s on the court.
The Fulcrum: When did you start playing volleyball, and what made you want to play for the Gee-Gees?
Kaly Soro: I started playing volleyball in Grade 10 at De La Salle High School in Ottawa. In my last year of high school, Lionel (Woods, head coach) had offered me a spot on the team and the reason I committed was because I had really liked the Gee-Gee philosophy and family-type feeling that I had felt on my visit with the girls and the coaching staff. Also, the girls on the team are very passionate and physical players so I felt it was a good match for me.
What have you personally improved on from last year that you bring to the team this year?
I have improved on my offensive game quite a bit. I’m a lot more confident and comfortable with hitting more difficult shots and playing more intelligently in the front row.
What is your favourite meal before a game?
I really like to have oatmeal and yogurt the morning of a game, and then right before the game I’ll eat some fruit.
Do you have a pre-game ritual?
Yes, before I play I like to throw down some dance moves to some old-school music to get me pumped up for the game.
Are you a candy or chocolate person?
I will eat all types of chocolate at any time of the day.
What do you like doing in your spare time?
If I had a lot of spare time, I’d probably take a dance class. But I do like to sleep and watch movies when I do have some down time.
What is your favorite movie of all time and why do you love it?
I’d probably have to say it’s between Lord of the Rings and Dirty Dancing. I love Lord of the Rings because it’s just an amazing trilogy, and Dirty Dancing because of the dancing and the soundtrack of the movie.
What do you want to do after you graduate?
At the moment, I’m not too sure what I want to do … but an idea would be to work for Health Canada or something in that field.
What are your volleyball goals for yourself and the team?
My personal goal this year is to be more consistent in my serve receive and to dig more balls in defence. The team goal for this year would be to find a common mental aggressiveness from all players that will help us finish first in the OUA and place us top four in the nation.