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Student Athletes in the Spotlight

Jacob Schurz

Junior
Football
Quarterback

Favorite color: Red
Favorite movie: Step Brothers


What makes playing sports so appealing to you?
I like being active. I’m just an active person, and I don’t like sitting around doing nothing. Sports gives me something to do instead of sitting around bored. I like competing, and I like to win. And if I don’t win, I know I need to work harder, because I’m coming back to beat you later.

What is your favorite sports memory of your young career?
My favorite memory as an athlete was during my freshman and sophomore years when I was playing sports with some of my family, and my cousins. Being around my family and competing with them on my team was fun. Now it’s pretty much just me.

What is your favorite subject in school?
P.E., because it keeps me active during the school day.

If you could have any job after you finish your education, what would it be?
I like working on cars, so probably something dealing with that.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Telekinesis. There’s a lot you can do with that. Like, you could pick yourself up and fly and throw things across the room with your mind.


McKenzie Dockerty

Junior
Volleyball
Outside Hitter

Favorite color: Purple
Favorite movie: Spirit

What makes playing sports so appealing to you?
I love sports, and I play mostly for my family. My family has an expectation and I want to fulfill that expectation. I also want to go above and beyond and play at the college level one day.

What is your favorite sports memory of your young career?
That moment right after you serve an ace in volleyball and the whole team celebrates together. That’s a great feeling.

What is your favorite subject in school?
Chemistry.

If you could have any job after you finish your education, what would it be?
I’m not sure, but I want to go to UCLA and study genetics.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
I’d want to fly, so I don’t have to walk.