Oct. 25, 2012
Lydia Bonner of Houston, Texas has started her collegiate career with some impressive performances. Bonner is the only freshmen in the league who ranks among the top 20 in kills. She has recorded double-digit kills in 11 matches with a season-high of 17 against Marist and Houston Baptist. She earned all-tournament honors Bon Temps Invitational.
Full Name: Lydia Gne` Bonner
Name as you want it to appear: Lydia Bonner
Birth date: October 11
Major(s): Finance/ Healthcare Marketing
Family members (parents + include ages with siblings): Linell Bonner (Dad), Avis Bonner (Mom), Lyza Bonner (Sister 21), Linell (Tre`) Bonner III (Brother 17)
Hobbies/Interests: Art, Nail Painting, Watching Football/ Basketball
Do you do any volunteer activities? If yes, what? No
Are you involved in any organizations or honor societies on campus? Volleyball
Why did you choose Southern Miss? I felt very welcomed! I loved the campus, the coaches and the team. I know that Southern Miss has the potential to be very great and I want to be part of the reason that it's great!
Favorites Athlete: Female-Destinee Hooker, Male- Andre Johnson
Movie: Mean Girls
TV show: The Vampire Diaries
Sports team: Houston Texans
Food: Pork Roast
Place on campus: The Coliseum of course!
First started volleyball (age/grade):
Most memorable match: High School game against rival team Westfield
Before each match I ... (do what): Pray. Listen to a series of specific songs and envision what I want to do on the court in the game.
In off-season training, I worked on: Setting the ball
This summer, I did (What are you doing now? - classes, working, etc.): Work-Outs to prepare myself for playing volleyball at Southern Miss
The best thing about Hattiesburg is: All the places to Eat!!
If I wasn't playing college volleyball, I would be ... (doing what): Coaching Club Volleyball part time
My idea of happiness is: Being around my Family and loved ones
My role models are: My Parents and their overall approach to life
What talent would you like to have? I would like to be able to have a 32' inch vertical
Fantasy job/career: College Volleyball Coach
One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: Visit Rome
Post-college/career plans: Pharmaceutical Sales/ Marketing
If I could bring one thing from my hometown, it would be: My Bed!!!!
The most unusual thing the average person would not know about me is:
I can't live without: Chocolate
Greatest invention of the last 100 years: Skype
What is your greatest achievement or regret? Achievement: Being able to play volleyball in college
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Super strength (but I wouldn't appear to be strong lol)
If you were Coach Sutherland for a day, what would you do? Write an inspirational book titled "All the Marbles" haha!