D6 Athlete of the Week - Natalie Moore
"Natalie has displayed excellent leadership this fall as the only senior player on our team. She is very inclusive of all team members and keeps the mood light and fun when things can be stressful. She also leads our team in hitting percentage and kills, and is #2 in 3A blocks, which is a huge honor. Natalie always works hard in the gym, is selfless, and just grinds without needing a lot of praise. She is also very coachable, and committed to putting in the work to ensure her team is successful." - Jared Rudiger, Volleyball Coach
Student Name: Natalie Moore
School: University High School
Sport(s): Volleyball, Basketball, Track
Position(s): Volleyball - Middle Hitter; Track - High Jumper; Basketball - Post
Tell us about your greatest athletic achievement to date:
"My greatest athletic achievement is winning regionals and making it to the state tournament last year."
What are your goals for this season?
"My goals this season is to make it to the state tournament."
How do athletics make you a better student?
"Athletics keep me motivated as a student. They are something to look forward to after school, and bring me closer to people throughout the school that I would never have met if it was not for sports. If I do not have good grades, I cannot play sports so it holds me accountable."
What mental tool do you use when you're under pressure?
"I lean on my teammates as my mental tool when I am under pressure."
What is the best part about competing?
"The best thing about competing is the environment, and meeting amazing people and coaches who have huge impacts on your life and future."
What are your career or college plans after you graduate high school?
"I want to attend college somewhere to be a social worker."
What advice do you have for younger athletes who want to join your sport?
"Advice I have to younger athletes who want to join the sport is to enjoy the time you have, and always give it your all. Because, you never know when your last time stepping on the court may be."
What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?
"'Run This Town' by Jay-Z, Kanye West and Rihanna."
What is your go-to Pre-Competition food?
"My go to pre-competition food is spaghetti or noodles the night before."