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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page B-3 ATHLETE OF THE WEEK e senl By EMILY HANSON added. "I love that it's really emily@masoncoun com different from any other sport. You have to know your team Although Mikaela Shumak- really well, get along really er has played volleyball since well and communicate. That's the seventh grade, it wasn't the only way to be successful." until the past year that she re- Although Shumaker has ally played competitively, played nearly every position "Last year was my first with on the court, she said middle the Olympic Premier Volley- hitting -- where she's at this ball Club out of Bremerton," year -- has always been her the North Mason senior said. favorite spot. "It's opened my eyes because "I think it's because I'm hit- club is so much more competi- ting and blocking on every side tive than high school ball. It's of the court," she said. "I get to faster paced." do everything and I really like Shumaker said she plans to that side of it." continue playing for Olympic Shumaker also plays bas- Premier when North Mason's ketbalI and runs track for season is over. North Mason. "Maybe that will open more Although she said if she had (post high school) options for to choose a favorite, it would be me," she said. "I really want to volleyball, her athletic colle- continue playing. It's up in the giate future could be in track. air rightnow, though." "I've gotten an official re- She began playing volley- cruitment letter from Pacific ball in middle school because University (in Forest Grove, it seemed like a fun sport and Oregon) in track," Shumaker she wanted to get involved in said. "It's a possibility, but it's athletics, Shumaker said. a division III school, so they "I tried it and I loved it," she don't do athletic scholarships. Mikaela Shumaker School: North Mason High School Fall sport: Volleyball Favorite color:. Teal Favorite movie: "Country Strong" Role model: "(NMHS head girls basketball Shumaker coach) Dave Hawkins. He's a really positive person and is a good motivator. He pushes me to be a better person. That's really important." If you could befriend any mythological being, which would you choose and why?, "A mermaid because they're in the water and I love water. I'd always pretend I was a mermaid in the water when I was a kid." It's out of state and private, to Belfair. too, so I'd have to see if I can Shumaker already has col- afford it." lege experience in her academ- She added that she might ic resume. She was a full-time choose to attend college closer Running Start student last year and chose to be again this fall. "I think for the next two quarters, rll go back to the high school so rm with my class and can be a part of senior year," Shumaker said. "I don't want to miss out on all of that." At Olympic College Bremer- ton, Shumaker has been tak- ing pre-requisite classes and said she was interested in a psychology class she's taken. "I plan to continue my col- lege education," Shumaker added. "I really like the idea of being a social worker. I may do that; I don't know yet." She said being a social worker appeals to her because she's always loved helping people. "I can't see myself having a career that's not important to me," Shumaker added. To help people, Shumaker has volunteered for the North Mason Food Bank, New Life Church and has worked in the development center at the church. Satran garnered six earn a win we had a stron- The Lady Bulldogs (4- kills, five digs and served ger finish," Lilly said. "We 9) were scheduled to have at 100 percent, can look forward to more their final mateJa Tuesday Senior middle blocker success, especially when at home against Port An- Mik_aela Shumaker madethe team pulls together geles. five kills and six digs. with determination to The team's banquet is Jones passed out four support each member ofscheduled for 6 p.m. Mon- assists and made five digs. the team no matter what day in the North Mason "Though wet did not their specific role may be." High School commons. Photo courtesy of Ron Quinn North Mason senior middle blocker Mikaela Shumaker hits the floor for a dig Oct. 23 during the Lady Bulldogs' home match against Olympic. By EMILY HANSON She said North Ma- handed out seven assists. em#y@masoncoun com son's serve-receive and "It was tough to feel defense struggled against that loss, but we have to The North Mason volley- Bremerton's tough serves find a way to pick up and ball team struggled against and hard hits. go forward with focus," two 2A Olympic League op- "(That) in turn, labored Lilly said. ponents last week. all other aspects of the In the Lady Bulldogs' On Oct. 21, Bremerton game," Lilly continued, next match, the team lost defeated the Lady Bull- "We also had our lowest to Olympic 25-18, 25-11, dogs 25-11, 25-20, 25-22. overall serving stats." 25-20 in Belfair. "Our performance was Senior outside hitter "After a tough second lacking in the ability to Quincy Satran led the game, changes were made execute with consistency team's offense with seven and a few players were and control," head coach kills, while senior libero asked to play different posi- Kanoe Lilly said. 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