Technique: At what point did you realize that you could have a very promising future in volleyball?
Percy: My sophomore year in high school, when I started getting more playing time and getting kills. I realized that if I used my natural ability, meaning my height and my vertical, that I could have a lot of potential.
Technique: I’ve seen girl’s volleyball teams celebrate aces on a serve with an “ace” dance. Do the Lady Jackets observe such a tradition?
Percy: Oh yes, we definitely have very intense ace dances.
Technique: Do you have a favorite ace dance?
Percy: This year’s is great.
Technique: How did you end up at Tech?
Percy: [Tech] was my first college visit my freshman year of high school, and I just loved everything about it. The school, the academics, and the volleyball team.
Technique: What do you think of it?
Percy: I love it. I love everything about it. It’s hard and it challenges me, but that’s only going to make me better.
Technique: Tell me about being a student athlete at Tech.
Percy: Being a student athlete is difficult. You definitely have to learn time management. How to balance both academics and athletics. But I think it has made me grow up a lot more and a lot quicker than I thought I would. It [the experience] has definitely benefited me and I wouldn’t change anything about it.
Technique: What are some individual goals you have for the season?
Percy: I would like to make the All ACC team. I was able to make the all freshman team last year, and I want to go in a positive direction this year.
Technique: How about team goals?
Percy: I think that we really want to compete in the NCAA tournament. This past weekend, we did a great job of showing character and how our team is. I think that we can go far and do better things than we did last year.
Technique: Describe your role on the team.
Percy: I think this year I’ve taken on a new role, as the one who brings energy and excitement on the court. I’m a positive leader. I’m never one to come down on anyone. I’d rather use my words to lift people up and help keep their confidence up. I used to be mental. It’s hard once you get mentally down and crushed to stay positive and keep throwing punches.
Technique: What’s your major?
Technique: We’ve all had them, what’s your most embarrassing moment?
Percy: Oh gosh, there’s so many. On the court, probably one of the hundred times that I have been blocked in the face. Pretty embarassing, especially with the kind of crowd that we have.
Technique: Where do you see yourself five years down the road?
Percy: I’ve thought about playing overseas maybe professionally if I continue to grow and my body doesn’t break down on me.