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Meet the Athlete: Sarah DeHaan

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am a senior.

Q: What town do you live in, and which school do you attend?

A: I live in the country outside of Hollandale. I attend Albert Lea High School.

Q: Who is your immediate family?

A: My mom, Ruth; my dad, Greg; and my brothers Nathaniel, James and Jon.

Q: Which sports do you play?

A: Volleyball and track. I have also played softball and basketball.

Q: What is your favorite part of playing volleyball?

A: Friendships with my teammates and helping my team by getting a kill or block.

Q: What has playing volleyball taught you?

A: Volleyball has taught me persistence, hard work and to never give up.

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?

A: Playing at the ESPN center and getting a medal at Nationals in Orlando.

Q: Which game are you looking forward to most this year?

A: Our rival, Austin.

Q: How did you get started in volleyball?

A: My friends Bethany and Alicia convinced me to join club.

Q: What sports did your family members play?

A: My dad played basketball, ran track, volleyball and softball. My mom ran cross country, track, basketball, softball, volleyball, tennis and hockey.

Q: What are your sports-related achievements?

A: This past club season my team got first at Presidents Day, Med City Cup, M1 tournament, Odd cup, JVA World challenge, and third at Nationals. I was All-Conference, honorable mention in volleyball and All-Conference in track.

Q: What are your sports-related goals?

A: I plan to play volleyball and do high jump in college. 

Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?

A: Kerri Walsh Jennings.

Q: What are your college plans? Major?

A: I am thinking of attending Dordt for pre-optometry.

Q: What is your favorite school subject?

A: Calculus.

Q: Who is your favorite teacher?

A: Gentz, Haney, Wayne and Henrich.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: Showing my dogs in 4H and reading.

Q: What is your dream job?

A: A professional dog trainer or optometrist.

Q: What is your favorite TV show?

A: I don’t have one.

Q: What is an interesting fact about you?

A: I lived in Africa for 10 years.