Timeout with Shannon Earwood
Editor’s Note: Shannon Earwood is the setter for the Carson High School volleyball team.
By Charles Whisnand
Nevada Appeal Sports Writer
CW: Who would be the better volleyball player, Yao Ming or Shaquille O’Neal?
SE: Yao Ming because I think he would be able to move to the ball better.
CW: What’s the one thing you would change about Carson High?
SE: I don’t know. Can I ask the audience?
CW: There are no lifelines. Let’s move on. What’s the one thing you like most about Carson High?
SE: The diversity of the people. You can always make friends here.
CW: What was Dan McLaughlin’s most embarrassing moment? (McLaughlin is the former Whittell volleyball coach and now director of Carson City’s Capital City Volleyball Club where Earwood trains).
SE: When we had the shorts shorts day and he looked like a leprechaun.
CW: What are your future plans?
SE: Hopefully go to college and play volleyball. (Earwood has received interest from Division II schools and Division I George Mason).
CW: What’s your best memory of Carson High?
SE: Spending four years with my best friend (and fellow volleyball teammate) Nikki Keller.
CW: What is your G.P.A.?
SE: 3.5 (Among the classes that Earwood takes include Advanced Placement Government, American Literature, Ceramics and office aid).
CW: Which is the easiest course, ceramics or office aid?
SE: Ceramics, it’s just playing with clay. In an office I actually have to do something and I get paper cuts.
CW: Who’s going to be elected President of the United States, Barack Obama or John McCain?
SE: I hate politics.
CW: Who would make a better President, (Carson volleyball coach) Justin Malley or McLaughlin?
SE: Justin cause he’s younger.
CW: What do you look for in a boyfriend?
SE: Somebody you can be yourself with and have fun.
CW: And the most obvious question, why do you play volleyball?
SE: Because it’s something I love to do and I want to continue doing.