I have received numerous doubtful looks when I tell people I played sports throughout my childhood and into high school. Throughout my collegiate years, I’ve lost the athletic build I once had as a post player-turned outside/right side hitter, and now, nobody believes me when I tell the story that once upon a time, I was an athlete. A pretty good one, at that.
In light of this, it should come as no surprise that I enjoy shooting sports, and Sunday, I had the opportunity to photograph the Southern Miss volleyball team.
Volleyball, I’ve learned, is a complicated sport to shoot. It’s unpredictable in high school, when most teams scramble to simply return the serve or hit, but it’s calculated in college. While the game still partially unpredictable, you have more leeway in shooting because you have the general idea that the team will follow the pass-set-hit sequence to get the ball over the net. And, as someone who played the sport, I have a good idea of what is happening.
These girls didn’t disappoint, and I came out of the day with some pretty good images.
More images can be found on the Hattiesburg American Web site here.
What did you do Sunday afternoon?