D9Sports.com/EYT Media is doing a series of player profiles on returning high-school athletes this summer. The year in school listed by the athlete is the year the athlete is entering this fall.
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MADDIE SCHILL – SENIOR – CLARION
Daughter of: Michael Schill and Jean Schill
Sports Played: Volleyball
Family Members Playing/Played Sports: Her dad played football, basketball and ran track at Clarion-Limestone. Her mom played volleyball at North Clarion. Her brother, Eric, played basketball and ran track and cross country at North Clarion. Her sister, Marissa, played volleyball and basketball and ran track at North Clarion.
2018-19 Highlights: Helped Clarion to the District 9 Class 1A volleyball title and a spot in the PIAA quarterfinals and was named a second-team All-KSAC performer.
Post-High School Plans: She plans to go to college to become and Physical Therapist
Q&A With Maddie Schill
D9Sports: What is your favorite sport to participate in and why?
MS: My favorite sport to play is definitely volleyball because we not only have a really good program and are successful, but I love the game and all of my teammates.
D9Sports: What is your favorite memory, moment, game from playing high school sports?
MS: My favorite game that I have ever played was competing with Northern Cambria my sophomore year and beating them in the Elite Eight playoffs. My favorite memory was also in that game when we had a good lead on them in the final set and I hit a ball on the 10-foot line.
D9Sports: Why do you play high school sports?
MS: I play high school sports because it gives me an opportunity to work together with people as a team and to be a part of something bigger than myself. Sports improve my time management skills, and also give me a chance to compete athletically with other schools and teammates to better myself not only as a player but as a person.
D9Sports: Who has had the most influence on your athletic career and why?
MS: My coach, Sherri Campbell, has the most influence on my athletic career. From my very first practice in ninth grade until now, she has always believed in me and pushed me to become better as an athlete and as a person as well. She not only cares about the team and the program, but she cares about each individual player and puts a lot of time and effort into us.
D9Sports: If you could change one thing about high school sports, what would it be and why?
MS: If I could change one thing about high school sports, it would be to have less homework on the nights that we have away games!
D9Sports: If you could be president for a day, what would be the one major thing you would do?
MS: If I was President for a day, I’d probably pick up Kanye West in my private jet and fly to Hawaii to play a nice game of golf.
D9Sports: What is your ideal place to live? County, City, Suburb? Why?
MS: My ideal place to live is in the suburbs because it’s not as busy as a city, but I would be close to the city.
D9Sports: What would someone who doesn’t know you be surprised to find out about you?
MS: I went on a mission trip to Jamaica last year and went on one again this year in July.
D9Sports: What is your strongest subject in school?
MS: My strongest subject in school is biology.
D9Sports: If there was one period in history or one event in history you could go back to, what would it be?
MS: The 1970s so I could go to discos.
D9Sports: What question do you wish I would have asked you? And what is the answer to it?
MS: I wish you would have asked me what my favorite thing to do in my free time is. I like to hang out with my friends and play sand volleyball.