- January 11, 2018
It’s been a busy summer for Ana Bleeker. Bleeker, an outside hitter for the OTVA 13 South Rox Red club volleyball team, helped her team win two national championships — one at AAU Nationals at Disney and the other at USA Volleyball Girls Junior Nationals in Minnesota.
She also was named to the all-tournament team at the AAU event. Bleeker will be an eighth-grader this fall at Bridgewater Middle, where she and her teammates will try to win the school’s fourth consecutive county championship in volleyball.
It was the best feeling. My teams before, they were good teams, but we never had the ending in us to pull out a big win. So to finally get a big, strong team — it was kind of like the dream team that we created this year — it was amazing. It was so fun to play with them.
Yes — I love playing new teams and seeing new competition.
For middle school, I like getting to see the younger girls with the older girls and how it all mixes togethers. I like getting a good school experience, where you’re not just in your own little age group in your own grade. … In travel, I like traveling, and I like the hard competition — I’m always challenging myself to do better.
San Juan, Puerto Rico, in April. We went to the old San Juan forts and we got to take a lot of pictures and got to go around the fort.
It’s a team sport. It’s not like all individual and all the pressure is on you to do well.
She taught me to believe in yourself — don’t doubt in yourself. Because when you doubt, that’s when stuff starts to go wrong. When you believe in yourself, that’s when you start to do better.
Language arts — I love writing. I like to do research papers, sometimes, or I liked what I did for the FSA writing portion. I put a lot of effort to do well into that one.
I want to be a photojournalist, because I like taking pictures and writing. Or, I’d like to be an interior designer or an architect.
I like going on bike rides. … I also like to go to the beach and surf.
I like “Pretty Little Liars,” “Riverdale” and “Supergirl.”
In “Pretty Little Liars,” I like Aria, because she’s ambitious — she’s strong and she’s fun.