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Triple Threat of the Week: Megan Baier, McDonell Central

01/11/2018, 10:30am CST
By Norbert Durst

Name: Megan Baier
School: McDonell Central Catholic 
Year: Senior 

Volleyball Honors: Four-year varsity performer for co-coaches Kat Hanson and Kari Stepp... named honorable mention all-Cloverbelt West and honorable mention all-county as a sophomore... first team all-conference and county player of the year as a junior... first team all-conference, all-area player of the year and WVCA all-state honorable mention senior year... helped team win three regional championships... part of team that was ranked No. 2 in in Division 4... fell to state champion Clayton (top-ranked team) in a sectional final in five sets... finished her senior year with 553 kills, 74 aces, 42 blocks and 345 digs... career totals of 1,433 kills and 1,145 digs... 

Basketball Honors: Four-year varsity performer for coach Don Cooper and the Macks... member of team that won a regional title and reached a sectional final as a freshman... honorable mention all-conference and second team all-county as a sophomore and junior... helped Macks reach sectional play as a junior... averaging 10.6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks per game for the Macks (9-2 overall), ranked No. 4 in the Coaches Poll in Division 5.... 

Softball Honors: Four-year varsity starting pitcher for coach Chelsea Rosenow and the Macks... named second team all-conference, first team all-district and honorable mention all-area as a freshman... helped lead them to a state tournament appearance, falling in a state semi-final... as a sophomore, was named first team all-conference, first team all-area and first team all-district... as a junior, voted conference player of the year as a junior, first team all-area, first team all-district and second team WFSCA all-state... led the Macks to the Division 5 state championship as a junior... carried a .417 batting average and went 17-4 in the circle with a 1.56 ERA last season... 

Favorite Sport (and why): "My favorite sport is volleyball because I love the intensity of the game and the atmosphere it creates."

Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "The best part of high school sports is being part of a team. They’ve allowed me to create unbreakable bonds and memories that will last a lifetime."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "The best advice I’ve ever received is to believe in myself and my preparation. When I learned to have confidence, I was able to just relax and have fun playing the sports that I love, which elevated my game."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "The most memorable moment I have had in sports in winning the State Semifinal game in softball my junior year, because it was a very intense, back and forth game, and we went on to win the state championship."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part of playing three sports is getting to compete year round and getting to play with different groups of girls."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of playing three sports is the fact that I never really get an offseason and there isn’t much down time."

Favorite Opponent (and why): "My favorite opponent is Regis, because it is a rival school and they are always tough competition. It creates a great atmosphere in the gym and makes it that much better."

Favorite Professional Team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Lauren Carlini

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers

Cumulative GPA: 4.0

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "The toughest individual I’ve competed against is Mariah Whalen. She is an amazing player and always had great court awareness, making her swings and serves extremely difficult to defend." 

Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "The high school teammate I admired most was my sister, Dani. She was always so encouraging, constantly looked on the bright side of things, and never looked for glory."

College Plans: "Undecided between attending UW-Madison for Biomedical Engineering or a smaller four-year college for Engineering and to play volleyball."

Activities Outside of Sports: "Student Council, Student Ambassadors, National Honor Society, and Tutoring." 

I Find it Relaxing to: "Sit in the hot tub on a cold night." 

Favorite TV Show: This Is Us

Favorite Movie: The Help

Favorite Musical Artist: Ed Sheeran

Favorite Subject: Math

Favorite Restaurant: Texas Roadhouse

Favorite Website: Amazon

Other Family Members: Debbie Baier (mom), Randy Baier (dad), Tyler Baier (brother), Dani Baier (sister)

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