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Athlete of the Week: Maddie Mitchell, Vandalia-Butler

Name: Maddie Mitchell

School: Vandalia-Butler

Grade: Senior

Age: 18

Sports: Soccer, Basketball

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Claim to fame/honors: Verbally committed to Western Kentucky; earned first-team All-Greater Western Ohio Conference, All-Area North and All-Miami Valley last year

Bet you didn’t know… I was a competitive gymnast for 10 years

Words you live by: Proverbs 31:25 “She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future”

Toughest opponent: My own mind

Biggest influence: My dad

Match-day rituals: French braid my hair into a ponytail

What’s on your bedroom walls: Writing that says, “You can never have too much happy”

When I’m bored I like to … read big books and listen to music

Favorite movie: Top Gun

Person who would play you in a movie: Lisa Kudrow

Favorite TV show: Friends

Favorite musical artist: Luke Combs

I can’t live without: Sweet tea

I can live without: Math

Event you’d like to attend: The World Cup

Favorite book: The Great Gatsby

Favorite home-cooked meal: Breakfast for dinner

Favorite restaurant: Brio

Favorite smell: Coconut

Favorite cereal: Fruity Pebbles

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Altar’d State

Vegetable you won’t eat: Brussels sprouts

I’d love to trade places for a day with …Phoebe Buffay

Whose mind would you like to read? My mom’s

Place where you’d love to travel? Mexico

Talent you’d like to have? Fly a plane

Favorite school subject: History

Favorite athlete: Jack Mitchell

Favorite team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite Olympic sport: Ice skating

Something in the world I’d like to change: End animal abuse

Favorite sports moment: Beating Miamisburg in the last 30 seconds sophomore year to continue to the next round of tournament

Favorite junk food: Cheetos

Best thing about soccer: It’s a player’s game, you create it

In 10 years, I hope to be … a veterinarian, and married to my high school sweetheart

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