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Aiea Standout Commits To Chaminade

Attending a school with a small classroom setting and an opportunity to continue playing volleyball were always among her goals when Natashya Enos thought about college. So after accepting an offer from Chaminade University last week, the Saint Francis standout already was feeling right at home.

“I’m excited, and I’m relieved,” said Enos, who lives in Aiea. “It’s a good feeling. It was always my dream to play at home and in front of my family. I had a few Mainland colleges I was considering, but they were all on the East Coast, and I would have been the only one from Hawaii, and there wouldn’t have been anyone to relate to.”

At Saint Francis, Enos helped lead the Saints to Division II state girls volleyball titles in 2011 and 2012, as well as a third-place finish last fall. Enos recently took some time to visit with MidWeek‘s West Oahu Islander.

What is your earliest sports-related memory? Baseball. When I was 5, my dad (Randy) used to take me and my brother (Brandon) to the park to do drills for our coordination. He worked with me on my footwork. It was fun for me, and I liked being outdoors.

Who has had the biggest impact on your life? Both of my parents. My mom (Kellie) always worked with me on school, and my dad was always the sports person.

When did you know volleyball could play a big part in your future? When I was 12, I played for a club called Oni Pa’a, which was the first club I was in. I loved the atmosphere and my being on the court with my coaches. It helped me with my footwork and my hands. Before that, I was really into baseball, but I stopped.

What area of your game are you focusing on the most as you prepare to play college volleyball? Getting faster so my first step will be quicker.

What film could you watch over and over? Frozen.

Who are three of your favorite musical artists? Kirk Franklin, Tamela Mann and Casting Crowns.

What is your least favorite household chore? I don’t really have chores except for doing my own laundry and cleaning the sink. After volleyball and going to the gym, I don’t get home until 9 every night.

When you are on the Internet, which website do you go to the most? Google. I also like to go to YouTube.

If you were planning a trip, what would be your dream destination? Bora Bora.

How do you like to spend your free time? Eating or sleeping.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I don’t know where, but I see myself on the Mainland as either a pharmacist or a physical therapist.

You’re stuck on Kahoolawe and can have an endless supply of just one food. What would it be? A poke bowl.

Given the opportunity, what celebrity would you most like to meet? Actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author and songwriter Tyler Perry.

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