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Girls Volleyball Player Profile: Emma Mans, Fort Atkinson

03/26/2021, 11:00am CDT
By Norbert Durst

Name: Emma Mans

School: Fort Atkinson High School 

Position(s): Outside/Middle Blocker/ Right Side

Head Coach: Elizabeth Colver

Volleyball Highlights: AVCA Phenom list... helped the Blackhawks claim a Division 1 regional title as a sophomore... first-team all-Badger South as a junior... second-team all-conference as a sophomore...  helped club team to 14 top three finishes in club volleyball tournaments... 5th place at USAV nationals... Fort Atkinson has started the year with a 5-1 record during this unprecedented alternate volleyball season...  

Other Sports Played: None

Most Memorable Volleyball Match: "Sweeping our high school rivals (Milton) in their home gym during post season." 

Team Bonding Moments: "One team bonding moment is celebrating my birthday with them every year, which is during the preseason. Another is team dinners and tie-dyeing shirts together every year." 

Favorite Volleyball Player: Kathryn Plumber

Favorite Volleyball Team: Stanford University

Favorite Opponent: Milton High School

I Wish I Could Meet: Anders Mol

Earliest Volleyball Memory: "My earliest volleyball memory was playing club volleyball when I was nine years old." 

Favorite Memory From Youth Volleyball: "My favorite youth volleyball moment is playing beach volleyball with my family, friends, and teammates on my birthday."

I Like Volleyball Because: "Volleyball has always been a part of my life. I grew up playing with my family, and it has been a safe space for me to grow up and learn as a person and player."

Favorite Pre-Match Music: Rap and Pop

Best Volleyball-Related Advice I Ever Received: "Stay hungry and never satisfied. This pushed me and taught me never to give up and always push myself to become a better version of myself. My other favorite is to control the controllable. When playing team sports, there is a lot that is out of your control. These words taught me to focus on what I can by being positive, encouraging, and holding myself accountable" 

Growing Up My Dream Volleyball Scenario Was: "My dream was to play Division 1 volleyball in college."

Favorite Website: Youtube 

Hobbies: "My hobbies include boxing, longboarding, horseback riding, and reading."

College Plans: "I will be attending Canisius College and playing D1 volleyball there. I will be majoring in Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation."

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