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."