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Get to Know: Joel Silva

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)



6-2, Jr.

San Fernando, Venezuela - Park Univ.

How old were you when you first started playing?


Where is the toughest place you’ve ever competed?


If you could change anything about your sport, what would you change?

Allow the liberos to serve

What is your favorite city to visit?

Caracas, Venezuela

Who is the first person you call after a game?

My mom

What is the one movie you must have in your collection?

“Star Wars”

If you could be a character on any TV show, who would it be?

Clark Kent from "Smallville"

If you could meet any person living or dead, who would it be?

Britney Spears

If you could have superpowers, what would they be?

To be able to fly and travel in time

If you could travel in time, where would you go?


What is your pet peeve?


What is your nickname?

"The Cat"

Who are the most famous people you have met?

Kobe Bryant and Michael Phelps

What was your most embarrassing moment in a game?

An opponent serving eight aces in one match (Brazil, 2002)

For more on Joel, visit his bio HERE

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