Seven Questions With Men's Volleyball Libero Javier Caceres
April 4, 2011
1) When and how did you first get into playing Volleyball?
I first started playing volleyball when I was seven years old. I have three older brothers who all played and so I was always on the sidelines and around the game so my mom decided to get me involved.
2) What other sports did you play growing up?
Basketball and Tennis
3) If you didn't play Volleyball, would you play a different sport?
If I didn't play volleyball I would probably play basketball, then again I don't really have the right body structure for that so maybe I would study something different than sport management and try to go to med school or maybe be a dentist. I don't know, that's hard, I wouldn't change anything for volleyball.
4) How's the Volleyball world different here in the states than in Puerto Rico?
Here in the states it's a lot different than back home. The game is so much more professionalized. The facilities are way better and teams are focused on the game with far less distractions. Here in the states people are dedicated to the process, they seem more disciplined and they train a lot harder.
5) You're only a freshman and already one of the premier liberos in the country. What are your expectations for yourself and this team as you gain more experience and take on an even bigger role?
I feel like this team is already off to a successful start since my time began here. My teammates and coaches bring out the best in my individual game. They make me want to work hard everyday and achieve my highest potential and to help bring success to the team.
6) What was the process like for you to become a Tiger and what does it mean to you now?
The process was very exciting and somewhat surprising as it happened very quickly. I didn't start talking with Pacific until late in my college search/recruitment process; in fact I really already had plans to commit to a different school. I chose Pacific because it kind of felt like home, similar weather and everything. This place was just meant to be for me I tell m friends and family back home all the time that I made the right choice and I couldn't be any happier.
After I finish playing at Pacific I'd like to see where my volleyball career path will take me. After that I would probably like to stay in the U.S. and get a masters and possibly a law degree. My ultimate dream job is to be an athlete representative or a sports agent and have a family of my own.