Folsom Athlete of the Week: Milan CalcagnoBy: Matt Long, Sports Editor
Milan Calcagno is a three-year varsity member of Vista del Lago’s volleyball team.
Calcagno is a middle blocker, whose job is to score points from the middle on offense, and to put up a block on defense. She missed a few weeks this season with a sprained ankle, but since returning has given the team a boost in the middle of the court.
“Milan has been with me since she was a sophomore,” Vista varsity volleyball coach Dave Faz said. “She’s always excels and brings positive energy. She fought hard to come back from a sprained ankle, and she’s only been 100 percent for a couple of weeks. She plays well on both offense and defense, and is absolutely a good leader.”
Folsom Telegraph: What are your hopes/plans for after graduation?
Milan Calcagno: I hope to get into UC Santa Barbara and eventually become a biomedical engineer.
FT: Do sports run in your family?
MC: Yes, both of my parents played sports when they were younger, and my brother and sister are both active in multiple sports.
FT: How long have you been playing volleyball and how did you get your start in it?
MC: I’ve been playing for five years, and I started when my mom forced me to play USYVL in seventh grade. I didn’t want to play at first, but after trying I really enjoyed it and decided to join the middle school team which led me here.
FT: Have you ever been involved in other sports?
MC: I’ve played many sports growing up such as swim, softball and basketball, but my main sport besides volleyball was soccer, which I stopped playing my freshmen year.
FT: What do you like about volleyball?
MC: I like when you or your team makes a good play and wins the point then everyone cheers together. When the energy is high, it really brings together the team so we all have a good time.
FT: What’s more fun and why, getting a kill or a block?
MC: Probably getting a kill because when you get a good kill it ups the excitement of the team.
FT: What do you think of this year’s team?
MC: I think lately we have started to get all of our plays down and work together smoothly. I am really excited for the rest of the season.
FT: What are your goals for season?
MC: My goals are for our team to make it to playoffs and tie for first in our league.
FT: What is your favorite class in school?
MC: My favorite class in school is math because I like the definite answers.
FT: Favorite music?
MC: My favorite music is any song from the band Brockhampton, who I am actually seeing in concert in November.
FT: Favorite Food?
MC: My favorite food is ice cream, especially chocolate ice cream.
FT: Do you have any pets? Tell us about them.
MC: I have a black lab named Duke who is super energetic. I also have four chickens and a cat named Thunder Pikachu, who is my favorite pet.
FT: Do you have any hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?
MC: In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends.
FT: What inspires you in sports?
MC: My grandparents come and watch every game and they inspire me to play well for them.
FT: Is there a particular job or profession you’d like to have after college?
MC: I would like to become a biomedical engineer because helping people in the medical arena interests me and I enjoy math.