Faces off the Field: Kyndall Johnson, senior middle blocker, Bowie


What’s your favorite volleyball memory at Bowie?

Advancing to round three in playoffs last season.

Why is Bowie volleyball always so competitive?

Because we take our offseason training very seriously. We get freshmen from Bailey, Small, Covington and Gorzycki middle schools, which all have very great volleyball programs that help develop the players.

Which school do you consider your biggest rival?

Our biggest rival would have to be Westlake. We have always had a hard time beating them for more than five years, and they continue to get better.

What are your expectations for District 14-6A play?

I expect my team to win district. We have already played our hardest competition, and we are ready to take care of business.

What are your college plans?

I plan on playing volleyball in college, but I’m still uncertain where. My family and I are taking the recruitment process very seriously so that we make the right decision. I plan on majoring in biology with a minor in athletic training and then entering three years of med school to start my career as a physical therapist.

If you could have dinner with any four people in the history of the world, whom would you invite?

Rachael Adams, Beyoncé, Michael Jackson and President Obama.

Why Rachael Adams?

Because she is the best middle blocker in the country. Rachael is such an amazing role model, and I had the pleasure of meeting her at the (Texas) 512 Volleyball camp. Because of Rachael, I went into the school season with pride, courage and assurance.

Do you have any prematch rituals?

I listen to a ratchet playlist. I love to have fun and create energy for my team, so we play games to help us create momentum. Also, I have made special handshakes with a few of my teammates, and I plan on making a handshake with everyone on our roster by the end of the season.

Tell me something about yourself that most people don’t know.

I am the teen president of Jack and Jill America Inc., Austin chapter. I’ve been a Girl Scout for 12 years, a member of my church’s praise dance team and an employee of TCBY. My parents are fantastic for surrounding me with other activities to do because there is more to life than sports.

Outside of athletics, what do you like most about high school?

High school is the time period when teenagers discover who they are. The one thing I love about high school is that it matured me into a better person. It’s teaching me a lot about responsibility and accountability.

What will you be doing in 10 years?

In 10 years, I see myself finishing grad school and getting my degree in physical therapy. I might possibly be an assistant coach for a club volleyball program or a student coach at a university.

— Rick Cantu



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