WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - As part of our countdown to the season, we will give you the inside scoop on one of our 16 players. With 15 days left until the home opener, we introduce freshman Linnea Rohrsen, a 5-4 defensive specialist from Chicago.
Rohrsen brings 2012 AVCA Phenom list and 1st Alliance VB Club player of the year honors to the Boilermaker roster. An all-ESCC conference selection and Pioneer Press second team selection as a senior at Nazareth Academy, she led the team in digs while acting as the libero and team captain.
The honor roll student plans to major in speech, language and hearing sciences. The daughter of Jeff Rohrsen and Bernarda Wolf will face club teammate Katherin Mahlke when Purdue takes on Michigan Sept. 26.
Let's get to know Linnea a little bit better.
Sweet or Salty: Sweet
Chocolate or Vanilla:Vanilla
Dogs or Cats:Dogs
Vacation - At the beach or in the mountains: Beach
Coolest place I've ever been:China
People I look up to the most: My parents
Best feeling - stuff block or big kill: Stuff block
Best feeling - service ace or big diving save: Big diving save
Three words that describe me:Funny, paranoid, determined
One more to describe my game: Intense
Team I am most excited to play in 2014: Wisconsin
Celebrity crush: Leonardo DiCaprio
Best non-athletic talent: Cooking
Favorite ice cream flavor: Hazelnut
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Favorite sport besides volleyball: Bags (corn hole)
Favorite sports team: USA Women's National Volleyball team
Favorite athlete:Misty-May Treanor
Favorite TV Show: Law & Order SVU
Favorite Movies: Titanic, Frozen & Anne of Green Gables
Favorite Book: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and its sequel
Favorite Musical Artists: Owl City and One Direction
Favorite Type of Pizza: Pepperoni with veggies