WNBA Movement interviews the spectacular Sharnee Zoll

Sharnee Zoll is a record breaker from Philly and University of Virginia Alumni. She holds the Atlantic Coast Conference assist title. She’s also the only guard to have 3 seasons where she had at least 200 assists. Zoll is out this season due to a torn ACl but she’s working hard recovering. She’s currently with the LA Sparks and when she comes back, the team will explode! We’re all excited!
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“Hi Sharnee! Thank you for meeting with me so soon!”
SZ:  No problem! Thanks a lot for this interview.
1. “Well first and foremost, welcome back to America!! I see where you spent the offseason playing for a Poland team. How different is the culture out there?  What did you like about it?”
SZ:  Poland is really nice. It gets really cold in the winter but that is to be expected. I took classes to help learn the language so it was extremely fun for me. I most enjoyed the history of the country and all of the places that I could see. They actually just finished building the largest Jesus statue which was previously in Brazil.
2. “What’s the coolest city outside of America that you’ve ever visited?”
SZ:  The coolest city I have ever visited has to be Madrid. I love everything about the Spanish culture and it was simply amazing there.
3. “Speaking of cities, I see that you had a very interesting childhood. Did you enjoy living in so many places due to your mother’s service in the military?”
SZ:  My mom being in the military definitely allowed me to travel more than most. I didn’t like having to always make new friends and leave but I can now appreciate all that I was able to see.
4. “When did you first pick up a basketball?”
SZ: I first picked up a ball at about 5. My dad played and I would always follow him around so it may have been younger.
5. “Who are some of your greatest role models bball wise?”
SZ:  My number one role model is Dawn Staley. I’ve tried to emulate my game after hers . Also Jenny Boucek is an amazing spirit, person, and coach.
6. “Who/what is your favorite NBA player or team?”
SZ: Favorite NBA team is the Philadelphia 76ers (obviously imma Philly girl) and I guess my favorite player playing is Kobe Bryant.
7. “ So you are currently the leader for assists in the ACC. How did it feel to surpass a legend like Dawn Stanley?”
SZ:  It is something I can’t explain with words. Like I said before she is my idol and to be able to break a record that she held is just mind blowing for me.
8. “If you could compare your style of play with any basketball player, who would it be and why?”
SZ: Again it would be Dawn Staley.  She is a smaller point but is extremely tenacious and wants to win at ALL costs. She was an amazing leader and had the ability to win games without scoring.
9. “Unfortunately you are currently sidelined with an injury, however I do see that you refuse to let it “bring you down” per say. How are you able to maintain such a positive attitude during challenging times?”
SZ.  I keep my faith in God and know that He will never give me more than I can handle. Of course it is extremely hard for me to be out right now but I know that with Him and the support of my family I will be back better and stronger than ever.
10. “It sure must make you feel better knowing your team is 15-6 !”
SZ: The girls are playing great. They bought into Coach Ross’ system and are playing well as a team. I am so proud of them!
11. “Is there a certain quote or motto that you try to live your life by—Besides YOLO? Lol.”
SZ:  Lol I guess it would  be hard work pays off! To get to where I am today I have had to put in the work. Nothing was just given to me and it makes it that much sweeter when you earn it!
12. “So when you don’t have your Nikes laced, what could you be found doing?”
SZ: I am a home body. I love to relax and watch movies. I love to read and to play word games.  Oh and if I’m not home laying down I’m on the beach laying down! I love the sun!
13. “Are you a tattoo fiend? If so, how many tats do you have?”
SZ: Lol I wouldn’t call myself a fiend but I do love to get my tatts. I have 17. But I try to keep them hidden.
14. “Are you another WNBA stereotype—Meaning do you have a cute little dog as well?” 
SZ: Yes I have a little son. He is a teacup Yorkie! He is my world.
15. “And lastly, what would you like to say to Sparks fans? What can they expect you to bring to the table once you recover?”
SZ: Once I get back Sparks fans can expect to see someone who will play every game like it my last. I’m a pass first PG so you will see me share the ball and you will see me lead with a passion to win.
“Thank you for taking the time to conduct this interview. We are wishing you a speedy recovery!!”
SZ: Thanks very much!!
—————————————————————————————————————————————————–Remember to follow Zoll on Twitter [ @SharneeZoll ]
Also check her out on her new website!!! [ http://www.wnba.com/sparks/naes_way.html ]
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