Prep profile: Roncalli junior gymnast Hailey Szalewski

Prep profile: Roncalli junior gymnast Hailey Szalewski

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Prep profile: Roncalli junior gymnast Hailey Szalewski

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Nickname

Hail

Sport Hailey competes in

Volleyball, Gymnastics, and Track

All-time team sports achievement

“Being named 2nd-team for gymnastics.”

All-time individual achievement

“Being named MVP of the Valders/Roncalli gymnastics team last year.”

No. 1 athletic goal

“To stay confident in myself and do the best I can.”

Hailey’s thoughts

“Individually, it’s going pretty good. I have increased my scores on beam and floor, plus all around. As a team, with the injuries we’ve had this year, I feel we’re doing pretty good as a team and are picking each other up.”

Coach Stefanie Kaderabek’s thoughts

“Hailey is having a great season so far, definitely cleaning things up and polishing skills. She’s become a real leader this year for the team, which wonderful. I can look to her and she leads by example. She’s pretty well rounded as a gymnast, she’s fun to watch on floor, fun to watch on beam and her vault is coming too. I’m definitely looking for her to place at conference and I’d love for her to advance to State at sectionals. It’ll be hard but not impossible. She’s a more quiet reserved person. It’s fun to see her come out of her shell in the gym. She’s a very very nice girl and very coachable.”

Hailey’s favorites

Sport: Gymnastics

Pro/college athlete: American gymnasts McKayla Maroney

Musical artist or group:

Drake and Kid Ink

Song of all time: “Happening”

TV show: “Pretty Little Liars”

Movie: “Disturbia”

Class:

Interior design

Food: Pasta

Hobby: Shopping

Saying or piece of advice: “Create a life that matters.”

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? “All of the Lights”

You could meet one famous person, a non-athlete, who would it be? Drake

Quick Q&A

Who inspires you most? “My brother.”

What is your dream vacation destination? Italy

Who’s the toughest opponent you have ever faced? Whitefish Bay

What do you want to do for a living? “Something in psychology.”

Why are sports important to you? “They make me who I am today, a stronger and more confident person.”

What’s your strength as a person? “I’m easy to get along with, and can adapt to changes pretty well.”

What do you still need to work on? “Patience.”

Do you have any pre-match rituals? “For volleyball, we sing together. For gymnastics, I visualize my routines perfectly while listening to music.”

Top person you follow, or would follow, on Twitter? High School Life

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