Tuesday, September 16, 2014
By Kyle Gylsen - Sebeka
Madison Lake (2) earns the 1,000th assist of her career in a match against Bertha-Hewitt on September 11. (Submitted photo).
The SportsCow.com Athlete of the Week is Madison Lake of the Sebeka Trojans' volleyball team.
Lake, a 5'10" setter, recorded her 1,000th career assist on Thursday, September 11 in a match at Bertha-Hewitt.
"Madison does an excellent job of running our offense," said Sebeka head coach Becca Pulju. "She distributes the ball well and knows when to get the ball to her hot hitter. She is so physically strong and athletic, that she gets to nearly every ball and saves a lot of bad passes with her pure athleticism.
"This is her second year setting for me and she continually improves. In the off-season, she played with the Black Ice 16s JO team and competed at Nationals. This court time really helped her game. She also works extremely hard. She did Insanity at 7 a.m. six days a week with our assistant coach all summer. She is truly dedicated to the sport and her team.
"Defensively, she adds a lot to our team and is a solid blocker and makes teams hit around her. She is smart and tough and really fun to coach. I am so excited to see where she leads this team and in the future."
As we've done in the past, we asked Madison to fill out our AOTW questionnaire to help us get to know her a little better...
Family: Parents (Jeff & Vicki Lake); Siblings (Maya, Maci, & Max)
Favorite Sport: I don’t necessarily have a favorite. I love playing each of the following: volleyball, basketball, and softball.
Favorite Team: Minnesota Twins
Favorite Athlete: Joe Mauer
Best Personal Sports Moment: My favorite sports moment was getting to play at Nationals with the Black Ice JO volleyball team.
Favorite Actor or Actress: Shailene Woodley
Favorite Movie: The Fault in Our Stars
Favorite TV Show: Friends
Favorite Musical Artist & Song: I really don’t have a favorite artist or song. I enjoy listening to all different types of music.
Favorite Subject in school: History
Least Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Activities/Hobbies: My hobbies are playing sports and doing basically anything that keeps me active.
If you were stranded on an island, five (5) people and/or things you want to have with you: If I were stranded on an island, I would want a boat, food, water, clothes, and my best friend to be there with me.
One thing that very few people know about you: I love to draw!
Congratulations to Madison Lake of Sebeka, the SportsCow.com Athlete of the Week!