STORRS, Conn. - Camille Evans’ senior year is in full swing while she works to balance her college workload and final season of volleyball, all while working towards a career in law.
“I just took the LSAT last month, so I’m hoping after graduation to go to law school,” said Evans, who is one of four seniors on the team.
Evans, who is in the midst of a breakout year, earned two American Athletic Conference Honor Roll sections on September 26th and October 3rd, after recording 48 kills over four games. “I think I have learned how to work hard and push myself,” said Evans.
Evans has recorded 111 kills this season on 270 total attacks, with 124 total points. She has helped the UConn volleyball team to a 13-6 (4-4 American) record.
“We all just work really hard and want to win so bad. We have sped up our offense a lot, which helps us play a lot more effectively,” said Evans.
In past years with UConn, Evans recorded 40 kills, 20 digs and 20 blocks over 18 matches in 2014. In 2013, Evans has 115 kills and 22 blocks across her 26 matches. “Playing at such an elite level over the years has helped me break bad habits and improve as a player,” said Evans.
Speaking to the younger members of the team, Evans said, “If you’re not in the starting lineup your freshman year, that’s okay. You will get your time. Keep working hard and don't get discouraged if you are not playing right away.”
The senior outside hitter came to UConn from Chicago, Ill. and St. Ignatius College Prep, where she was named a two time All-Girls Catholic Athletic Conference member. She ranked among the top 50 players in Illinois, and top 250 players in the United States.
Looking back at her career in volleyball, Evans had another message for the youth of the team. “Playing at this level is something you have to get used to. The game is faster, the opponents are stronger than they were in high school.”
Evans believes the Huskies have no plans of slowing down this season, saying, “We come into practice ready to work and will do whatever it takes to get the job done.”
Even while acting in a leadership role and being involved in an exciting senior season, Evans still finds some downtime. “I love to cook. Anything really, but I like grilling the most,”
Evans and the Huskies look to keep things cooking this weekend when they travel to play Cincinnati on Friday at 7 p.m.