Tim Martin/Columbia-Greene Media Ichabod Crane’s Camdyn Ames was named a First-Team Patroon Conference Valley Division All-Star and helped the Riders repeat as state Class B boys volleyball regional champions.


Camdyn Ames/Ichabod Crane Volleyball

Q: How did you fall in love with your sport?

A: I always loved playing volleyball in gym class for fun, but never really considered playing for the school team until my junior year when Coach Connors and Coach Wheeler, along with some of my other friends that were already on the team, convinced me to try out. I’d say I fell in love with it that year by just competing with my teammates in games and in practice.

Q: What’s your favorite moment as an athlete in that sport?

A: I have so many great memories from volleyball, but it has to be without a doubt the final game we played together as seniors in the Regional Championship against VVS. It was, for sure, the most intense game I’ve ever played and just the atmosphere and the way we fought that entire match and never gave up was absolutely insane and truly unforgettable.

Q: What is your favorite sports moment as a fan?

A: The team I follow closest as a fan has to be the Boston Red Sox and I was too young to truly remember the 2004 team that broke the curse, so I would have to say the final out in the 2013 World Series was definitely my favorite moment. It was just such a special team and definitely a moment I’ll never forget.

Q: What athlete do you look up to the most and why?

A: One of the athletes I look up to the most is Joe Burrow. I really love his confidence and his competitive nature, he’s always got a positive attitude and there’s nothing in his mind he can’t do and I am a firm believer that confidence is a huge part in being able to accomplish anything on and off the field.

Q: Best advice you’ve received from a coach, mentor or teammate in you sport?

A: Throughout my life and in every sport I’ve played, my father has always told me to “practice like you play” and to treat every rep, no matter if it’s in practice or warm-ups or wherever it may be, to treat it like it was an actual game. That advice has always stuck with me and helped me become the athlete I am today.

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