Prep Profile: Maria Mueller, senior, Sheboygan Falls (with video)

Prep Profile: Maria Mueller, senior, Sheboygan Falls (with video)

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Prep Profile: Maria Mueller, senior, Sheboygan Falls (with video)

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Nickname

Justin or “The Greek One”

Sports Maria competes in

Volleyball and track

Maria’s week

Maria led her team with 45 assists as it competed in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference Superquad over the weekend. She also had 26 kills.

All-time team sports achievement

“Winning Vanderpan, conference and regionals in track my junior year.”

All-time individual achievement

“Maintaining class rank No. 1 and a 4.0 so far in high school.”

No. 1 athletic goal

“Going to State for 300-meter hurdles.”

Coach Christy Kohlhagen’s thoughts

“Maria is definitely our rock, our leader on the court and if we need a go-to person she is our go-to for passing, setting and hitting. This year I think she really has developed as a leader. Last year, her skills were definitely coming around, but this year she’s just turned into a complete all-around player and is a great person for the girls to go to and a great person to look up to. She has come into her own this year, is so much fun to watch and is such a great person to coach.”

Maria’s thoughts

“I am really happy with the progress our team has made so far this year, from when we first came together in the summer until now, I think it’s going pretty well. Individually, I fell like I continue to grow and develop as a player.”

Maria’s favorites

* Sport: Volleyball

* Pro/college athlete: Destinee Hooker (volleyball)

* Pro/college team: Green Bay Packers

* Musical artist or group: Bruno Mars

* Song of all time: “Move Along” by the All-American Rejects

* TV show: “The Big Bang Theory”

* Movie: “Skyfall”

* Class: Government and Politics

* Food: Pancakes

* Saying or piece of advice: “Be snarky.”

* Hobbies: Reading, playing piano and snowboarding

What if …

* You could be any celebrity on earth for a week. Who would it be? Mila Kunis

* You could listen to a song minutes before the biggest athletic event of your life to get you hyped. What would it be? “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

* You could meet one famous person, a non-athlete, who would it be? Jarrod Radnich (pianist)

Quick Q&A

* Who inspires you most? My dad

* What is your dream vacation destination? Mount Everest

* Who’s the toughest opponent you have ever faced? The 6-foot-6-inch outside hitter who I played against in Chicago

* What’s your No. 1 pet peeve? People stereotyping dog breeds — I own a Rottweiler

* What do you want to do for a living? I want to go into anthropological linguistics.

* Why are sports important to you? They are part of who I am, and they teach me more about myself as time passes

* Which Facebook friend has the most interesting status updates and best photos? Michaela Audino

* What’s your strength as a person? Leadership

* What do you still need to work on? Patience

* Do you have any pre-game? I usually take a lap by myself for focus, and our many team handshakes.

* Top person you follow, or would follow, on Twitter? My old teammate Maddie

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