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17 Everything Is Possible with Jana MATIASOVSKA
ATHLETE CASE STUDY | Volleyball
Jana MATIASOVSKA (Slovakia)
Born: 7. 7. 1987 Height: 199 cm Weight: 83 kg Spike reach: 319 cm Block reach: 300 cm Position: Receiving Spiker, Opposite Spiker
Born in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1987. Started playing volleyball at 13 for a local club, Slavia UK Bratislava. Upon high school graduation, went to study at University of Louisville through a volleyball scholarship. In 2009 turned pro, signed with Russian Uralocka Yekaterinburg. After 1.5 seasons in Russia, played two seasons in Azerbaijan, one in Korea, again one season in Azerbaijan, and currently in Poland.
QUOTE: Positive anything is better than negative nothing - Elbert Hubbard
Mentors: Every step of the way there has been someone. First my parents; then my great mentor at the University, Stan Jonas; and now my fiance, Yigit Kulan. They have provided me with support and motivation.
HEALTHY HABIT: sleep a lot and eat a healthy diet
HEALTHY TRAVEL TIP: Always pack a snack - banana, nut mix or at least a sports drink
HOW SHE ADDS VALUE TO OTHERS: I donate to World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Otherwise, I believe in random signs of kindness and help, so I try to add my part whenever I see an opportunity. Often the teams I played for participated in various charity events.
CONTACT: Facebook - Jana Matiasovska Instagram - jankamati
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