Count Down to First Serve: Meet Sierra Nobley
Sierra Nobley, freshman outside hitter.
Aug. 27, 2014

BOISE, Idaho - As part of's preview of Boise State volleyball we are featuring each player on a 14 day count down to the first serve against Gonzaga at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, in Bronco Gym to start the Northwest Challenge. We are starting with our seniors and working down the list by class.  

Today's Bronco player preview highlights freshman Sierra Nobley

Sierra Nobley (pronounced knob-ley) is a 6-foot-1 freshman from Scottsdale, Ariz., where she attended Horizon High School. The four-year starter for the Huskies’ varsity team was a 2013 all-state selection and a two-time all-conference honoree, as well as a two-time honorable mention. Nobley was ranked No. 19 nationally by for volleyball players in her.

Number: 15
Position: Outside Hitter
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School: Horizon
Major: Undeclared

Ten Questions with Sierra...

Q: Why did you choose Boise State?

A: I chose Boise State first and foremost because I wanted to play volleyball for coach Garus, and then when I visited, Boise immediately felt like home. Compared to other schools, Boise State felt most like a place I could enjoy living for four years (and maybe more!)


Q: What’s been your favorite thing about Boise so far?

A: My favorite thing about Boise is the college-town atmosphere and the fact that everyone is super friendly. I pass people on the sidewalk and everyone says hello and smiles and asks me how the volleyball team is looking this year.


Q: What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of volleyball?

A: Outside of volleyball I love to swim and play with my doggies, as well as paint and watch The Big Bang Theory because that show is hilarious.


Q: Which teammate would win at “America’s Next Top Model”?

A: All of my teammates are beautiful, but I’m going to have to go with coach Garus for the win!


Q: What song gets you pumped up before a match?

A: The best pump-up song ever is Diva by Beyoncé. Actually, anything by Beyoncé.


Q: What is your motto?

A: “To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.” –Henry David Thoreau. Basically, a positive attitude goes a long way!


Q: Who is your hero in life?

A: My parents are definitely my heroes because they have done such a terrific job preparing me for college and whatever else lies ahead. They are dedicated, hard-working, loving, and God-centered people and I am so lucky to have strong relationships with them.


Q: If I could spend one day in history it would be with, why that person?

A: I would spend my one day in history with my grandmother who died when I was young. I would love to learn about her childhood, interests, beliefs and how she successfully raised six children!


Q: Who has been the most influential figure in your life so far?

A: So far, the most influential figure in my life so far has been my high school volleyball coach, Valerie McKenzie. She was such a terrific role model and taught me much more than just volleyball skills; she valued accountability, honesty, humility and hard work above talent, and that made me such a better volleyball player as well as a better person.


Q: Looking to the future, what do you want to do in your life beyond college?

A: I would definitely like to start a family and start a career, in no particular order! I have a lot of interests so I’m not sure yet what I’ll choose to major in, but I have faith that I’ll end up right where I’m supposed to be.




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