Meet the Athlete Meagan Ganzer
Meet the athlete
By Mae Jacobson, Associate Editor
Meagan Gregory (née Ganzer) first stepped onto the volleyball court in seventh grade. Her talent eventually led her to Washington State University, where she was voted to the All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention team her junior year (2010–2011). She went on to play professionally in Puerto Rico and Europe and now plays for the WAC volleyball team.
Q. Tell us about your college career.
A. One highlight was beating UW at home my sophomore year. At the time they were No. 4 in the country. I was also invited to try out for the national team and went to the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs.
Q. What was it like to play professionally?
A. I played in Germany and Romania with top teams from around the world. A favorite memory was competing against Dynamo Kazan in Russia. They had the top outside hitter from the U.S. Olympic team, Jordan Larson, as well as Yekaterina Gamova, who is 6-foot-9 and another top hitter. We didn’t win, but it was great to play against that caliber of athlete.
Q. Tell us about playing for the WAC.
A. We won the Jet City Championship at Alki Beach this summer! The team is at a much higher level than anything else in the area. Group fitness classes, yoga, and spinning at the WAC helped me get back into incredible shape for our season.
Q. Tell us about Seattle’s volleyball community.
A. It’s incredibly strong. You can always find someone who wants to play, and there’s always a tournament going on—indoor, outdoor, grass, beach, doubles, coed, foursomes, sixes. There is anything and everything!
Q. Do you have any advice for young athletes?
A. You can accomplish anything. Surround yourself with people who believe that. There’s no limit to what you can do.
As published in the November/December 2019 issue of WAC Magazine.
—Posted November 11, 2019