Canes' Corner with Savanah Leaf

          Release: 08/23/2013
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Canes' Corner is a Q&A series looking at the 2013 Miami volleyball team.

Each day leading up to the beginning of volleyball season on Aug. 30, a new Canes' Corner will be released giving @CanesVB fans a chance to get to know their favorite players.

This edition of Canes' Corner features junior outside hitter Savanah Leaf.

Name: Savanah Leaf
Hometown: San Anselmo, CA
High School: Marin Academy
Major: Psychology/Human Development

I committed to Miami over other schools because: it was the best fit at that moment in time.

When I think of Miami volleyball, I think of: teamwork.

My favorite part of being a Hurricane volleyball player is: competing with the best and against the best.

If I had to describe the team in one word it would be: "athletic."

Coral Gables is different from my hometown because it is: a lot quieter.

The biggest adjustment from high school to college has been: increased responsibilities.

When I committed to the University of Miami, I felt: excited and hyped.

I love volleyball because: it is fast paced and all about effort.

My favorite moment in my volleyball career was: playing in the Olympics.

I started playing volleyball at age: 10

Favorite Athlete: Jessica Ennis

Favorite Professional Sports Team: The Warriors (NBA)

Favorite Meal: Thanksgiving

Favorite Candy: Mints or Kit-Kat

Favorite Movie: Fruitvale Station

Favorite TV Show: Law & Order: SVU

Favorite Music Artist: The Weeknd

My first pet was: a goldfish.

My favorite place on campus is: the lake.

My favorite University of Miami alumni is: The Rock.

The farthest place from home I've been is: Australia.

If I could be any celebrity, I would be: Beyonce.

My favorite class at UM has been: PSY: Child Development.

My favorite car is: a Range Rover.

If I could take a vacation anywhere in the world, I would travel to: Maldives.

In my spare time, I like to: watch movies or sing.

My favorite sport to watch on TV is: basketball.

My nickname is: Savvy.

My pregame rituals are: organizing clothes, praying, getting hyped, and listening to music.

Friday, August 28
Volleyball vs. Illinois State
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Saturday, August 29
Volleyball vs. Florida A&M
Coral Gables, Fla.
12:30 PM
Volleyball vs. Kansas State
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:30 PM
Friday, September 04
Volleyball at Missouri State
Springfield, Mo.
7:30 PM
Saturday, September 05
Volleyball at Marquette
Springfield, Mo.
12:00 PM
Volleyball at Oral Roberts
Springfield, Mo.
6:30 PM
Saturday, September 12
Volleyball at Purdue
Baton Rouge, La.
6:00 PM
Sunday, September 13
Volleyball at LSU
Baton Rouge, La.
2:00 PM
Thursday, September 17
Volleyball vs. Seattle University
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Friday, September 18
Volleyball vs. UCF
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Friday, September 25
Volleyball at Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.
7:00 PM
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