Introducing The Expressionists, Andrea Kacsits

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Meet the Expressionists! We have set out across the country to find out what’s inspiring America’s young dreamers, doers, movers and shakers. Check our interview with Andrea Kacsits below!

How do you like to express yourself?

By being an extrovert. I could say I express myself through this or that, but by putting myself out there, I get to do amazing things, meet amazing people, and doing that defines me and my life more than any single thing.

How is denim a part of your everyday uniform?

It’s like the first hug you have when you put them on in the morning! A great fitting pair of jeans (especially for someone that’s really tall) is like a breath of fresh air that you didn’t see coming.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve done when wearing jeans?

Played Volleyball! Who knew that Express jeans could double as a volleyball uniform? I could move, dive, jump, etc. as if I were wearing my normal spandex. I couldn’t believe it!

When did you know that volleyball was your passion? How did you turn it into a career?

When I was 13, I made my first elite travel team and they pulled me up to be with the older girls. On that team I saw volleyball at an entirely different speed and in a way I hadn’t experienced it before. I got to see the beauty of cohesive play when people are really great at what they do and knew I wanted to be one of those kinds of players.

What is the most rewarding part of doing what you do?

It’s definitely changed since being done with my college career. In college, I would say that being able to take care of my teammates on the court and helping their hard work to pay off by doing my job to the best of my ability was the most rewarding thing. But now, I would say it’s looking back at the legacy I left and knowing that because I took the harder path to do something or that because I went the extra mile to accomplish my goal, I was able to be a lasting example for those that came after me.

What is a career highlight so far?

The season I just finished overseas in the Philippines was so tough because of the culture shock! When our team won the whole conference, I felt so accomplished because despite the 180 in every other aspect of my life, it was all able to be put aside for the sake of the game. I was able to come home with a title in my back pocket which was the most incredible feeling.

What do you have coming up in the future?

I think the game is leading me to be a coach. Seeing other people benefit from my experiences fills my heart up! I went through a lot to experience the longevity of the game and I think I’m being called to help guide others through their volleyball journeys like I was.