The Sports Guy: Scorecard Scribblings From An Ordinary Journalist: The Sports Guy

I first met Misty May (before she was Misty May-Treanor) while she was playing volleyball at Cal State Long Beach. She was the most decorated NCAA women’s volleyball player ever before she finished her career there, capping it off with the Honda Award, going to the best Female Student-Athlete in any sport her senior year. I knew she was good, very very good. She was an All-American High School player, too, at Newport Harbor High School in Orange County, California. I was working as the sports anchor and host of the Orange County Newschannel’s “OCN Sports Talk” and this charismatic, vivacious college senior sat down in the chair opposite of me and I was hooked.

Sure, I saw the highlights of the athlete, but it was the person I fell for. Misty May was simply cool. Realize that I had interviewed hundreds of athletes at that point in my career…

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