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Name: Meghan Schultz
School: New Berlin West High School
Grad Year: 2023
Volleyball Honors: Four-year varsity starter for the Vikings... second-team All-Woodland West as a freshman... first-team all-conference as a sophomore, junior, and senior... honorable mention WVCA All-State as a junior... helped lead the team to a regional title as a junior... Woodland West champions as a senior... .514 hitting percentage as a senior.. coached by Jay Golsteyn...
Basketball Honors: Four-year varsity starter for coach Collin Thompson and the Vikings... honorable mention all-league as a freshman... first-team all-conference as a sophomore, junior, and senior... Woodland West Player of the Year as a senior... WBCA All-State as a junior and senior... selected as the Top Senior Post Player as part of the WSN Basketball Awards... named a finalist for Ms. Basketball by the WBCA... New Berlin West all-time leading scorer (1,666) and rebounder (861)... the 6-3 forward averaged 22.4 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 2.3 blocks per contest as a senior for the 17-8 Vikings... committed to play for head coach Kevin Borseth and UW-Green Bay Phoenix, an NCAA Division I program that competes in the Horizon League...
Track & Field Honors: Two-year varsity performer for coach Jim Braun and the Vikings...... junior year: conference, regional, sectional, and state champion in shot put... WISTCA All-State in shot put... senior year: conference, regional, sectional, and state champion in shot put... conference, regional, and sectional champion in discus... state runner-up in discus... first-team all-conference in shot put and discus... honorable mention all-conference in high jump... WISTCA All-State in shot put and discus. Woodland Conference athlete of the year. D2 shot put all-time record holder (49’2.5”)...
Favorite Sport (and why): "All three sports are extremely different which makes them really hard to compare. I love all three sports for their own reason and I don’t know if I could pick a favorite."
Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "The best part about high school sports is by far the people you meet. Being part of a sport you make a lot of new friends especially if you are in multiple. The team bonding moments outside of the sport and connections during school are something that I will remember forever."
Best Advice from a High School Coach: "The best advice that I have gotten is simply just to have fun. If you are not enjoying what you're doing you are not going to work to get better. If you enjoy what you are doing you are going to naturally put in extra work and perform better."
Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "I think the most memorable moment out of all the sports that I have been in was from track. My senior state track meet we had so many people qualify, and the fact that I placed 1st and set the D2 record with everyone there supporting was extremely cool."
Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part of being a part of so many teams is the amount of people that you get to meet and the friends you make. Each team that you are a part of has a different set."
Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of playing so many sports is time management. Even doing one sport makes it harder to manage your time but doing three is especially hard. Each sport has different practice times and other events besides just practice that take you out of school and take up a portion of your day."
Favorite Opponent (and why): "Alli Hampel, I’ve competed against Alli in every single sport I’ve played, and not only is she an amazing athlete but she is extremely kind too. She challenges me every time I go against her and with her being in the same conference as me I went against her a lot. She never has a bad moment or gets down and is always 100 percent going no matter what is happening in a game (or meet), and no matter the outcome she would still come up to me afterward and be willing to have a conversation. It is pretty cool to have been able to go against an athlete like that."
Favorite Professional Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Favorite Professional Athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Favorite College Team: Green Bay
Cumulative GPA: Weighted:3.861 Unweighted:3.799
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "I’ve gone against a lot of players and every single one of them have challenged me but out of the three sports I would have to say the one that has challenged me the most would be Jorey Buwalda from Randolph. I got to play against her during basketball twice. She was not in our conference but we played her team my junior and senior year. She is extremely talented and extremely strong. Most players that I have played against usually aren’t able to go the entire game against me but Jorey wouldn’t give up once. She wasn’t afraid to push me around in the post and never gave up once every single time we played her team. She not only would push me on defense but she had a whole different aspect to her game. She was able to post me up, shoot from the outside, and drive which few can do like her. Jorey will be going to Milwaukee next year. Milwaukee and Green Bay are in the same conference and this means I will be getting the opportunity to play against her for the next four years."
Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "Elena Barnes. I had the opportunity to play with Elena for three years. She is the hardest working person I have ever met and she always had a smile on her face. She is extremely welcoming and would be willing to talk to or help anyone that needed it. She was on varsity for four years of basketball and was a starter since she was a freshman because she was extremely talented and worked hard every day. I looked up to her when I first got on the team and I continue to look up to her as she too is going to college playing basketball."
College Plans: "I am planning on attending the University of Wisconsin Green Bay to play basketball and to get a degree in Finance."
Activities Outside of Sports: "Hanging out with my family/and working on puzzles."
I Find it Relaxing to: "Go on a walk with music."
Favorite TV Show: Phineas and Ferb
Favorite Movie: Lemonade Mouth
Favorite Musical Artist: Noah Kahan/Lewis Capaldi
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Restaurant(s): Chick-fil-A, Melting Pot
Favorite Website: Amazon
Other Family Members: Samantha Schultz (sister), Matthew Schultz (brother), Rebecca Schultz (mom), and Jerrold Schultz (dad).