Schall Ball

Entering the final week of his final regular season, volleyball wunderkind Caleb Schall knows it’s one match at a time on the road to another state championship.

Connor Smith, Staff Writer

How long have you been playing volleyball?

I started playing volleyball competitively when I was 11 but have been practicing around the gym and watching it pretty much my entire life.

What’s your position?

I’ve been a setter for most of my life, but this year I am playing opposite hitter as well.

What’s your favorite volleyball memory?

There are so many to choose from, but if I had to choose one, it would be winning states last year. There isn’t anything quite like seeing all of your hard, unseen work pay off right in front of you.

Where are you going to college, and will you play volleyball there?

I am going to Penn State, and I plan on playing club volleyball there.

What’s your other favorite sport?

I’ve been on the Cross Country Team for the last six years, so I’d say running, but I also enjoy playing baseball and basketball. I probably would have kept playing baseball if it didn’t interfere with the volleyball season.

Do you have any pre-game traditions or superstitions?

I don’t really have any pregame superstitions. I just make sure I warm up the same way every match.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I am pretty good at longboarding and can solve a Rubik’s cube.

Who’s your favorite underclassman and why?

I don’t know if I can pick one singular underclassman. They all are super easy to get along with, and it’s been awesome being able to play with some of them at the varsity level.

You’re stranded on a deserted island. Who’s the teammate you most want to be stranded with?

Titus Lamay, and it’s not even close. He might be the only person on the team who could survive on a deserted island by himself. I don’t even know if I could survive a day on my own.

What’s it like to play for your dad?

It’s awesome. I can’t imagine playing for anyone else. I am very fortunate to have been able to spend my past four volleyball seasons with him as my coach.

What does NAVB mean to you?

NAVB means family. It has given me opportunities to play alongside some of my best friends for years, and I am incredibly thankful for that.