Off The Court With Mary-Kate Short

Mary-Kate Short

Here is a closer look at junior volleyball captain Mary-Kate Short (Lighthouse Point, Fla.)

Nickname: MK

Favorite Musician: Beyoncé

Favorite Book: How to be Beyoncé by Madison Moore

Favorite Song: Grown Woman by Beyoncé

Favorite Actor: Kristen Wiig

Favorite Movie: She's the Man

Favorite TV Show: The Office and Criminal Minds

Favorite Magazine: USA Volleyball

Favorite Sport other than volleyball: Football

Favorite Sports Figure: The classic Misty May and Kerri Walsh duo

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Field House

Favorite Class at Holy Cross: Coming of Age: Fiction and Film

Before I Came to Holy Cross, I'd Never Heard of: People thinking that "wicked" sounds cool

Pre-Game Routine: Dance Party

Favorite Thing to do on Bus Trips: Sing along to the few lyrics that I actually know in a song

Nobody Knows How Much I Like: Beyoncé...

Title of My Autobiography: Mary-Kate Not So Short: The Story of Big Girls Doing Big Things  

Favorite Web Site: BuzzFeed

Person I Admire Most: Beyoncé

Most Influential Person in My Life: Coach Preston

Best Word to Describe Me: Goofy

Thing I am Most Thankful for: My family

One Person from History I Would Like to Have Dinner with: Beyoncé

Advice to Young Athletes: Control what you can control- you cannot control every situation but you can always control how you respond to it.

Why I Chose Holy Cross: I came for the great academics and the opportunity to play volleyball at the Division I level.