Featured Athlete: Rachel Langs

'I think our team has a lot of talent on it and that we have another chance of getting to state.'

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Carter Bryant

Varsity volleyball player and Clemson commit, Rachel Langs, is hopeful for the upcoming leopard season.

Carter Bryant, Staff Reporter

Profile

Name: Rachel Langs

Height: 6’3”

Position: Middle blocker

Committed to: Clemson University

Key Stat: Currently leading the teams in number blocks

Pre-Game

Morning workouts or afternoon? Morning

Favorite pre-game food: What ever they provide

What’s your favorite pre-game song or artist: Our warm-up music

Post-Game

The Red Ledger: How long have you been playing volleyball?

Rachel Langs: I’ve played since the fourth grade, I believe.

TRL: What made you want to play the sport?

RL: I got into it and liked it even more once I started playing more. Also, my older sister Sarah played and she enjoyed it.

TRL: Tell me about how you recently committed to Clemson.

RL: I committed there in July. After nationals, I went on a visit because they had been recruiting me and I just really liked it there. The campus is beautiful and the coaches are super nice, they are husband and wife, so it has a family feel.

TRL: How did your parents react to the news?

RL: They were really happy and super proud of me. I’m just really happy because I love volleyball and now that I get to play in college.

TRL: What coaches help you most or made the biggest impact on you?

RL: I would say Jason Nicholson. He has taught me a lot and impacted my volleyball experience. He help me through the whole recruiting process and also my club coach [Rahn Michael] from this year helped me grow a lot as player and become more experienced.

TRL: Being a serious athlete, what is hardest thing about being expected to play well?

RL: I would say since our program has had a lot of success these last couple years, we our always expected to do well and last year getting second at state was kind of a big let down for everyone. But if you think about it, just making playoffs is a big deal.

TRL: What is the toughest game you ever played?

RL: I would say that state game because we wanted to win really bad obviously. We went to five sets so it was a really close game and the last score was like 15-13.

TRL: How did your older sister, Sarah Langs, react to the news of your commitment?

RL: She was so excited for me. She and my parents were super-proud and excited they were just really happy for me that I found the school I wanted to go to, that is good education-wise and I can play volleyball.

TRL: What do you look forward to most this season of volleyball?

RL: I think our team has a lot of talent on it and that we have another chance of getting to state. That’s something to motivate us all to push for and hopefully winning a state title for this year.