Name: Anicia Wood
Shirt Number: 2
Position: Middle Blocker
Club: Haro Rioja Voley (Spain)
How did you start playing?
In High School I use to high jump and play lawn tennis. One day the volleyball coach saw me and told me to come to practice because of my height and my athleticism and he thought I would be a great player. So I went and I really enjoyed it and have been playing since then.
Did you have an idol?
At that time because I was into tennis, I always idolized Venus Williams, she was the best at the time!
Why did you choose Spanish Superliga? Why Haro Rioja Voley?
Well I played in Italy for both an A1 & A2 team. At the time I wanted to return to Italy, however my agent got me a contract here in Spain, and as much as I wanted to return to Italy, I wanted to try a different culture and attempt to learn a new language at the same time, so Spain it was. No particular reason for Haro Rioja Voley, Haro is just where the offer was. I am very happy I chose this team because the staff, my teammates and the fans are great!
Is there any other country in which you want to play?
I would like to play in Brasil and Indonesia.
What are your goals for current season?
I would like to help my team reach the finals of the Playoffs and finish victorious. Personally, I want to improve game by game in all aspects from blocking, attacking, defense to serving.
Do you have a funny moment or anecdote to share with us?
I believe I am a very funny person, but I can't think of a moment to share right now.
Recommend a book: Dear John, a nice story about a soldier who falls in love with a college student.
Favourite film: I like the Bourne Trilogy - Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum
If you hadn't become a volleyball player…Well I think I would have continued to play tennis so probably a professional tennis player or maybe I would have pursued modeling.