Cougar of the week: Jordan Or
#3 Jordan Or, libero on the Cougars men’s volleyball team
Jordan Or is a third year history major at Mount Royal University. He also plays as libero for the Cougars men’s volleyball team. Catch him on the court sporting #3.
What is your best quality as a player?
My presence on the court is a quality I take great pride in. Being able to control defensive elements of the game is extremely important to me. Physically, my quickness allows me to make plays.
How do you balance school and sports?
I wish I had the perfect answer to that! For me, it’s making sure you leave yourself time to vent and relax. It’s always easy to overstress on things.
How important is team chemistry and why?
It’s extremely important. Volleyball might be one of the greatest examples of how team chemistry truly elevates the level of a team. Since the sport is so fast paced, there isn’t any room for team members to be on different pages. Bonding with my team is one of the things. You always know that they have your back and they’re taking care of you.
What is your long-term career goal?
My mom’s been asking me that for years, and I haven’t come up with the answer yet. I’d like to explore how far I can go with volleyball, whether that’s training with a national team centre or maybe exploring overseas a little bit.