Senior Athlete Spotlight: Shailey Klein
In an effort to make this year special for Oak Hall’s senior athletes, we created A-Z questions for them to answer. We hope you enjoy!
By Kaylee Rowe
Shailey Klein is a member of Oak Hall’s Varsity Volleyball team!
A – Advice you’d give your freshman self? Stay focused on your goals and work hard every day.
B – Best pre-[game/meet/race] meal? Big meal, not right before though, and a granola bar before I play.
C – Coach’s best words of advice? Spread the floor be deceptive and give your teammates the best possible set.
D – Favorite dessert? Ben and Jerry’s Tonight Dough.
E – Most exciting game or practice? Most exciting game was Dig Pink last season, we had an amazing student section.
F – Favorite Memory? Beating Bell [High School], who was undefeated and defending state champions, on their home court.
G – Goals for your senior season? Win all the area games and advance as far (as possible) in postseason.
H – Hoping to attend (which college)? The University of Florida
I – Interesting thing about you away from [volleyball]? I also play lacrosse.
J – Favorite joke? What do you get when you cross a turtle and a porcupine? A slowpoke!
K- Keys to maintaining homework? Get your homework done during your free period, or any spare moments that you have.
L – Least favorite practice drill? Conditioning.
M – Music you listen to? Country for the most part.
N – Netflix or Disney +? Disney+
O – Outside hobbies (other than your sport)? I also write for the [school] newspaper The Talon.
P – Preparations for a big [game/race/meet] include? Getting my head in the game, making sure I have a good meal beforehand, I hit the wall setting, and I get in about 1000 reps before every game
Q – Question you would ask your future self? Where will I end up in 10 years?
R – Most rewarding part about being a senior athlete? Being able to be a leader and being a good role model for everyone on the team Also, with the way everything’s been this season being able to embrace the “carpe diem” mentality and knowing that every practice or game could be your last.
S – Any Superstitions? I have to hit the wall setting before any game and get in all my reps or else I’m afraid my hands aren’t going to be clean.
T – Favorite TV show Hannah Montana
U – Most underrated movie? A Few Good Men
V – Favorite vacation spot? Montego Bay, Jamaica
W – What does it mean to you to be an Eagle? It means being a good role model, and really valuing your academics, athletics and all your extracurriculars and being able to balance that.
X – Any X-rays? No I have not, knock on wood!
Y – Your impact to the younger athletes on the team? Like I said before, being a good role model and really showing them how to be a good leader and how to stand out.
Z – Favorite zoo animal? Monkey.