Coming from Pinetop, Arizona, Liesl Hall is a member of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University volleyball team here in Prescott. As a Global Security and Intelligence Studies major, Hall had a full plate between the sport she loved and the schooling she wanted. “Being a part of the championship team was one of the greatest experiences I have had at this school,” Hall said about being a senior on the team making it to the CALPAC conference tournament and helping the Ladies take second.
Hall started her career in volleyball while playing softball. Summer camps instructed by the varsity high school volleyball coach made her turn her full focus on volleyball. Playing through middle school and high school, she made varsity her sophomore year. Hall chose Embry-Riddle for the major and then for volleyball. Coming to the school as a setter in her freshman year, she became a passer the following year, and then finished her junior and senior years as a right side hitter. When asked about who her role models are, Hall said, “My coach. Coach Blasczyk is an excellent coach and an awesome person and understands what it is like to be a player.”
Supported by her parents, Hall became an instrumental part of the team. Her favorite thing about volleyball is the adrenaline that the team gets when they get a kill, but hates getting smashed in the face. Being able to have more free time in college than in high school, Hall has been able to relax between school and practice. She came from a time when she hoped to just get it over the net to being on a team where you strategize exactly where you want to spike the opponent. Looking back at her time in volleyball and at Embry-Riddle, Hall could only say to those following her, “Work hard and love what you’re doing. If you don’t, you’re in the wrong spot.”