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Name: Ally McArdle
School: Mishicot High School
Volleyball Honors: Two-time All-Big East performer for coach Krissy Swanson and the Indians... unanimous first-team all-conference as a junior and honorable mention all-league as a senior... offensive team MVP as a junior... team MVP and offensive MVP as a senior...
Basketball Honors: Two-time All-Big East performer for coach Mike Garceau and the Indians... honorable mention all-league as a junior... second-team all-league as a senior... honorable mention all-area by Fox 11 News... team MVP and defensive MVP as a senior... team captain as a senior... helped Mishicot claim the Division 4 WIAA state title as a junior... the 5-6 guard averaged 13.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 2.5 steals per game as a senior for the 19-4 Indians...
Softball Honors: Starter on Mishicot's Division 4 state championship team as a junior... team captain as a senior... named to WSN Senior Outfielder Watch List... currently hitting .447 with a .911 OPS to go along with seven stolen bases for the 10-1 Indians, ranked No. 1 in the WFSCA/WSN Coaches Poll in Division 4... committed to NCAA Division II Lindenwood University...
Favorite Sport (and why): "My favorite sport was always the current sport I was playing, but as I got older I was always gravitating more towards volleyball. I just love how fast-paced it was and that every play was something new. There's a chance to be involved in every single play and I think that's the biggest factor in volleyball compared to other sports."
Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "The best part of high school sports is all of the activities in between practices and games. Team dinners, Culver's after a softball game, hotel nights for tournaments or the state championship, just all of the bonding that goes on in between all of the high-stress practices and games."
Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My junior year is going to be the year that I will always think back on. Not only did we win one state championship for the first time in school history, we won two. In both softball and basketball, we worked so hard to get a gold ball, and to see all of our hard work pay off was incredible. Even in volleyball, we won regionals for the first time in a while. A lot of the people on the teams played on two or all three of the teams with me and being able to go through everything together is something so few get to experience. I'm so grateful for the opportunities that I've been able to partake in throughout high school."
Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Playing three sports can mean no "off-season" or time off but I think that's what I enjoy the most. That and seeing teammates play with you in different sports and the bond that comes from playing sports together. Being able to show your abilities in three different sports throughout the year is an incredibly gratifying feeling."
Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "During summer every sport has its own practices and leagues. It can be very challenging to balance multiple games and practices a day. Especially when playing travel softball during the summer, and going to those tournaments as well. Trying to balance all of that and a social life can make for a very busy schedule."
Favorite Opponent (and why): "Random Lake softball team has always been someone that we highlight on the schedule. They are always a really tough opponent and every time we play them the game could go either way."
Favorite Professional Team: "I don't have a favorite but I watch the Brewers the most."
Favorite Professional Athlete: "I'm always very interested in stories about Giannis Antetokounmpo and love watching him play if I catch a game."
Favorite College Team: Badgers Volleyball
Cumulative GPA: 3.4
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "I can't really pick one because we have had a lot of different rivalries with schools through sports, and I mostly think of teams."
College Plans: "I am attending Lindenwood University to study Finance and play softball."
Activities Outside of Sports: "I love reading and playing Minecraft."
I Find it Relaxing to: "Spend a day doing nothing, knowing I'm not procrastinating anything."
Favorite TV Show: Paw Patrol
Favorite Movie: Any Marvel movies
Favorite Musical Artist: "I don't have one."
Favorite Subject: Chemistry
Favorite Restaurant: Red Robin
Favorite Website: WisSports.net