Athlete of the Week: Molly Buxton, Dixie High School

  • Dave Lamb
  • Contributing Writer
12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 Sports
Molly Buxton

Name: Molly Buxton

School: Dixie

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sports: Volleyball, tennis

Claim to fame/honors: Team captain; earned second-team All-Southwestern Buckeye League honors; named Scholar-Athlete the past two years; plans to attend college for nursing

Bet you didn’t know … I’m going vegetarian

Words you live by: Wherever you are, be all there — Jim Elliot

Toughest opponent: Preble Shawnee

Biggest influence: My mom

Match-day rituals: Team prayer

What’s on your bedroom walls? Pictures of me, my friends and family

When I’m bored I like to … hang out with my friends

Favorite movie: Moana

Person who would play you in a movie: Emma Stone

Favorite TV show: Stranger Things

Favorite musical artist: Luke Bryan

I can’t live without: Chocolate

I can live without: Math

Event you’d like to attend: Country Music Awards

Favorite book: Perks of Being a Wallflower

Favorite home-cooked meal: Meatloaf and mashed potatoes

Favorite restaurant: Center Street Café in Farmersville

Favorite smell: Vanilla

Favorite cereal: Cinnamon Life

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: American Eagle

Vegetable you won’t eat: Brussels sprouts

I’d love to trade places for a day with … my brother, Kyle

Whose mind would you like to read? My best friend Taylor

Place where you’d love to travel? Italy

Talent you’d like to have? Singing

Favorite school subject: History

Favorite athlete: Kerri Walsh-Jennings

Favorite team: Ohio State

Favorite Olympic sport: Volleyball

Something in the world I’d like to change: Hunger

Favorite sports moment: Getting a really good kill

Favorite junk food: Chips

Best thing about volleyball: The atmosphere with my teammates and coaches

In 10 years, I hope to be … a successful nurse starting a family

Nominate an Athlete of the Week: Send an email to freelance writer Dave Lamb at Please include the athlete’s name, school, sport and a phone number or email address where we can reach that athlete. Please include Athlete of the Week in the subject line.