FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In the first Northern Arizona volleyball Summer Spotlight, incoming freshman Saylor Frew answered a handful of questions with the NAU Athletics Communications Department.
Frew hails from Corona, Calif. where she was a four-year starter and letterwinner at Norco High School. A four-time All-League performer, including three First Team selections, Frew showcased her versatility throughout her prep career totaling almost as many kills (708) as digs (687). In her final season, she averaged 3.3 kills and 3.2 digs per set while helping her team qualify for the CIF Tournament all four years.
Get to know Frew in the Summer Spotlight Q&A below, and stay tuned for the Summer Spotlight series introducing each of NAU's newcomers over the coming weeks.
Q: What are you looking forward to the most about being a part of the NAU Volleyball team?
A: "I really liked my visits and getting to know the girls and the coaches. I liked the family atmosphere and how everyone gets along."
Q: If you had to describe yourself as a volleyball player in one word, what would it be and why?
A: "I'd say aggressive. I'm always one to go after everything. If I'm hitting, I'm trying to break the block. If I'm digging, I'm trying to get underneath every ball."
Q: In high school, you were a very versatile player playing at the net as well as in the back row. Describe the different mentalities you have depending on the position you're playing?
A: "When you're at the net, you're trying to be smarter with the ball. When you're in the back row, you're telling yourself to get in front of the ball and get it up. I like playing the back row a lot."
Q: Describe your interest in pursuing a career in sports broadcasting and what area of broadcasting you're most interested in?
A: "I'm interested on being on TV as an anchor. I love sports and I think it would be easy to get in front of a camera and talk about things that I love to do and that I know a lot about."
Q: You're from Southern California, but you enjoy snowboarding. How excited are you for winter at 7,000 feet in Flagstaff?
A: "I'm really excited. Mountains are a lot closer than we have here (in Southern California). I've always loved the snow."
Q: What is one fun fact about yourself?
A: "I love to go to the river. We have a house in Parker and I'm a river rat."