Janae Hall

USA Volleyball

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Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6-1
Weight: 145
Hometown/Residence: Centennial, Colo./Centennial, Colo.
Birth Date: Jan. 2, 1994
Club Team (City)/Coach: Front Range VBC 18-1 (Englewood, Colo.) / Jim Miret
High School/Grad Year: Regis Jesuit High School (Aurora, Colo.) / 2012
College Status: Verbaled to University of Kansas

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: None

USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Named to the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team that will compete at the 2011 FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship.

CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Helped Front Range VBC 18-1 to the Colorado Crossroads 18 Open title, second place at Northern Lights 18 Open. 2010 – Helped Front Range to a fifth-place finish at the AAU Nationals in 16 Open Division…Selected all-conference first team and all-city while playing for Regis Jesuit High School. 2009 – Began playing club volleyball with Front Range Volleyball Club 16-1.

PERSONAL: Born Janae Christine Hall on Jan. 2, 1994, in Denver, Colo.… Father is Darryl Hall and Mother is Tammy Hall…Father played 11 years professional football with the Calgary Stampeders (1990-92, 1996-2000), Denver Broncos (1993-94), San Francisco Giants (1995)…Mother played college basketball at University of Washington (1983-84) and University of Portland (1985-1988)…Sister is Justine Hall (1996)…Hobbies include art and video production… Favorite food is sushi… Favorite books are Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire…Favorite music categories are Hip Hop and alternative… Favorite musician is Fall Out Boy… Favorite movie Inception…Favorite actor is Robert Downey Jr…Favorite professional team is Denver Nuggets…Favorite athlete is Chris Paul… Most admired person is Ken Griffey Jr because “has worked very hard to improve at baseball, and through all his hard work created a name for himself and got very good at the sport he loved. Even through all the success continues to be a good person and strives to keep improving and always remember to have fun playing the sport.”…Happiest moment in life was “traveling to the Dominican Republic and meeting the kids my family sponsors in a village near Barahona, Dominican Republic.”

INTERESTING NOTE: “I had been playing basketball since second grade, but decided to go out for volleyball freshman year of high school. I made the Freshman A team. My sophomore year I made the junior varsity volleyball team and made the 16-1 club team at Front Range. I decided to quit basketball after my sophomore year and switched to just playing volleyball. This is only my second year playing club volleyball.”

Updated Aug. 8, 2011