Oct. 18, 2012
Alex Pfefferle is one of four players from the state of Louisiana on the squad. She helped her team win two state titles while at Mount Carmel High School. Last season as a member of the Golden Eagles, Pfefferle played in 23 matches and finished with 73 digs. She played in more matches than any of the returning sophomores.
Full Name: Alexandra Elizabeth Pfefferle
Name as you want it to appear: Alex Pfefferle
Nickname(s): Alex, Al, Pfeff
Major(s): Exercise Science (Minor: Biology)
Family members (parents + include ages with siblings): Dennis and Suzanne Pfefferle
Family members who competed in college or professional athletics (where and when): Dennis Pfefferle - Gymnastics at LSU
Hobbies/Interests: I play the piano, and I love to spend time with my friends and family. Put me in the French Quarter on a Sunday after church with a good meal and I'm as happy as anyone! Who Dat!
Do you do any volunteer activities? If yes, what? I volunteer at the YMCA in New Orleans and work with a youth development program called Leaders Club. Also, I volunteer in the Physical Therapy department at Ochsner Kenner.
Are you involved in any organizations or honor societies on campus? I belong to Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.
Why did you choose Southern Miss? I chose Southern Miss because it seemed to be the perfect fit for me. I always wanted to go to a large Division 1 school and stay in the south. Once I decided that I wanted to play volleyball in college, the warm atmosphere of our USM volleyball team made my decision very easy. I love the competition of conference USA!
Favorites Athlete: Michael Phelps
Movie: The Lion King
TV show: That 70s Show
Sports team: Saints
Food: Steak or Hot Dogs
Cartoon character: Tweety Bird
Vacation spot: The beach or Black Mountain, North Carolina
Volleyball player: Misty May-Treanor
First started volleyball (age/grade): 9 years old in 4th grade
Most memorable match: State Championship match during my senior year. 2011 state champs!
My favorite thing(s) about Southern Miss Volleyball are: Our well rounded team athletically, academically, and personally.
Best road trip: Last year Katie Steelman, Shelby Schacher, Kristen Fleming, and I went to Houston for the football conference championship and watched our USM team win from the front row! SMTTT!
Before each match I ... (do what): Pray
In off-season training, I worked on: Leaning out and becoming quicker on the court
The best thing about Hattiesburg is: The great spots to eat!
If I wasn't playing college volleyball, I would be ... (doing what): In school somewhere in Louisiana... guess I didn't think that one out too well!
My role models are: My grandmother, Laura Pfefferle and my cousin Stephanie Guzman.
What talent would you like to have? I wish I could draw.
Fantasy job/career: Physical Therapist/Trainer for the Saints
One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: Travel to at least three other continents.
Post-college/career plans: Attend physical therapy school (hopefully in New Orleans) and work with athletes
If I could bring one thing from my hometown, it would be: The people and events in the city
The most unusual thing the average person would not know about me is: I will be queen of the Krewe of Carrollton for the 2013 Mardi Gras season!
I can't live without: My family
Which fictional or historical figure would you like to meet? Jesus
Most famous person I've met: Mannie Fresh
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Healing power