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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MAIA COGLEY – SENIOR – DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC
Daughter of: Cheryl and John Bloom(stepfather)
Sports Played: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball
Family Members Playing/Played Sports: My brother Austen: baseball and basketball & my mom Cheryl: basketball
2018-19 Highlights: She helped DCC’s softball team to the District 9 title and a spot in the PIAA title game by hitting .515 with three doubles, two triples, 24 RBIs and 29 runs scored … In basketball, she played in 19 games scoring 51 points.
Post-High School Plans: She plans to attend college majoring in pharmacy
Q&A With Maia Cogley
D9Sports: What is your favorite sport to participate in and why?
MC: Softball is my favorite sport to participate in because of the excitement of the game, and everyone feels like family. I always enjoy the long practices and winning lots of games with my friends.
D9Sports: What is your favorite memory, moment, game from playing high school sports?
MC: My favorite memories from playing high school sports would have to be the unexpected close games that we win between those three sports
D9Sports: Why do you play high school sports?
MC: I have had more confidence, leadership and self respect as an individual. It’s helped me with setting goals and especially time management, mostly a lot of benefits just come from playing sports.
D9Sports: Who has had the most influence on your athletic career and why?
MC: My coaches because they are the ones who push me to do my best with the sport and play the sport with heart and passion and have helped me become a better player throughout the years, especially my softball coach. I’ve learned the most as a player from him.
D9Sports: If you could change one thing about high school sports, what would it be and why?
MC: I would change sports to be all year-round instead of a few months because it could open up more opportunities like traveling, and having more exciting experiences.
D9Sports: If you could be president for a day, what would be the one major thing you would do?
MC: If I could be president for one day, I would focus on the issue that will carry this country into the future which is education because, without the increase in education, there aren’t chances of endless opportunities.
D9Sports: What is your ideal place to live? County, City, Suburb? Why?
MC: I’ve always wanted to live by a city mostly because of job opportunities and the scenery.
D9Sports: What would someone who doesn’t know you be surprised to find out about you?
MC: I’m good at memorization, especially when it comes to numbers. I actually memorized 219 digits of pie (the math term) for a contest.
D9Sports: What is your strongest subject in school?
MC: I would have to say Science is my best subject in school.
D9Sports: If there was one period in history or one event in history you could go back to, what would it be?
MC: If I had to go back to one event during my time playing sports, it would have to be the State Championship game from this year. It might be the only time we ever make it there and I wish I could go back and we all could replay that game to win the title. That was the best experience as a softball player to be there with everyone.
D9Sports: What question do you wish I would have asked you? And what is the answer to it?
MC: One question I wish was asked is what softball means to you. It means a lot to me, the bus rides, going out to eat with everyone, making jokes and making each other laugh. There were so many memories that made during the sport and with my friends and family and that’s why it means so much to me.