Gerina Piller: Team vs. Individual Sport

Athlete Gerina Piller has played all sports. Hear her thoughts on team vs. individual sports.


When you play and you're up at the top of the leaderboards, and you see your name up there a lot, like you become very comfortable with that.

Yeah, you get used to it. But it takes a while to get used to it.

Yes. And I wasn't-- I wasn't comfortable with that. Like, I was-- you know, any other sport, I would-- I had the confidence the size of Texas. I stepped on that volleyball court. I'm five foot six on a good day, you know? And I-- there wasn't one girl that I didn't think I was going to take at the net. I was going to, you know, hit it down your throat.

Did that help you for golf? It didn't cross over?

No. No.

It didn't cross over? Is it because we're so alone out there for golf?

You know, I don't know. I don't know. I'm still trying to figure that out. I love playing volleyball. I don't know if it's the intensity. You know, we would-- we would score, and we would yell, and you know? You make a putt, and you just kind of, you know, fist pump or it's quiet. Shh, you know? It's just completely opposite. And you know, with team sports, I played them all my life. I've never played an individual sport. And not that I never believed in myself, but you had to work as a team.

Yeah, right.

And you could rely on somebody that, you know, maybe they're having a great game, maybe they're not. People can pick up other people's slack. Well, golf, you're out there by yourself.