Quick Questions with Kyle Ensing

By Roslin Ojeda

Photo credit: John Fajardo/LBSU Athletics.

Photo credit: John Fajardo/LBSU Athletics.

Kyle Ensing is a senior and the starting opposite hitter on the men’s volleyball team originally from Valencia, California. He is currently a key player in the team’s effort to repeat as national champions.

In 2018, Ensing received the Bryan Ivie Award, which is awarded to the nation’s best opposite hitter each year. He was also named AVCA Second-Team All-American back in 2017. He even has his own Twitter fan club, the Kyle Ensing Fan Club, an account that was created in 2013.

The Long Beach State men’s volleyball team captured their second-ever national championship last year, their first since 1991, and Ensing believes the team has what it takes to win again this season. The Walter Pyramid will host the NCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championship May 2-4.

We caught up with Ensing after practice one day as he and his team worked toward their goal of taking that trophy home again.


Photo credit: John Fajardo/LBSU Athletics.

Photo credit: John Fajardo/LBSU Athletics.

What is your favorite season?

Winter, because of Christmas.

Your celebrity crush?

Britney Spears (old school Britney).

Favorite color?

Red.

If you could pursue another sport professionally, what would it be?

I have two, actually: hockey and football.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

When people wear socks backwards, like how the Nike symbol is on the outside and people wear them on the inside. That just gets me.

Who is your favorite athlete?

Right now, it would be LeBron James.

Your favorite food?

That would be spaghetti pie.

What is your dream travel destination?

Bora Bora.

Photo credit: John Fajardo/LBSU Athletics.

Photo credit: John Fajardo/LBSU Athletics.

If you could meet one famous person, who would it be?

I would have to go with LeBron again on that one.

What is your favorite movie genre?

Action/adventure.

Do you prefer alone time or hanging out with friends?

Hanging out with friends.

Your favorite animal?

A cheetah. They’re so fast!

What is a guilty pleasure you have?

When I’m feeling down, I like to go for a long drive and just play some soothing music.

When you’re having a bad day, what’s something that always makes you feel better?

Hanging out with my girlfriend, going off-roading and playing video games.