Former Longhorn Juliann Faucette talks about playing in Italy.
June 21, 2012
(note, the following article appeared on the Yamamay official website written in Italian and has been translated as best as possible)
Juliann Faucette was the first name announced by combining Yamamay Busto Arsizio for the rose of the season 2012-2013. Two months from the official signature, this is the first interview with the American spiker, excited for the new venture.
"My first year in Italy was great. I had a hard time at first for the transfer from America to Italy, Urbino, but treated me very well and helped me to overcome difficulties. I miss my family and friends back home, but I have had good friends on the team. The Italian league is incredible and I learned a lot, every game was tough and the competition was very good. I loved it.
Now a new adventure at the end of the season Busto Arsizio contacted me about the possibility of playing with combining Yamamay. I was thrilled, because I wanted to play for them they have won every competition in which they participated, I wanted to play a team like that. In Urbino, we played four times in the season against Yamamay, and each time was a great game.
I think for the next season we will have a very strong team. We have some of the best players and coaches in the league. I know that the company is very organized and treats athletes very well. I think we have a very good season.
I'm also really happy to play with my best friend Carli Lloyd. We played together for many years when we were younger and for me she's the best setter to play with. She helps me when I'm in the field and knows how to make me play my best volleyball. I felt for his sparkling season for the team and we always hoped to play together again. At Palayamamay I remember playing the first game of the semifinals of the CEV: when our opposite is out through injury, I had to go and play till the end. I remember being amused and I played as best I could. I wanted to win that game to reach the final of CEV, we started the game very well, but I gave everything I had and I think I did a good job.
And then I remember the atmosphere of the palace: the fans are amazing and the arena is the best in the league. I liked playing there when I was with Urbino, now I can stay there all day."
Press Office - Giorgio Ferrario