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Darian Van Offeren, Kaukauna

FVA Spotlight: Darian Van Offeren, Kaukauna Volleyball/Basketball/Track and Field

Each week during the 2014-15 year beginning in late October, the Fox Valley Association will feature two student-athletes (one male and one female) from one of its 10 schools for a "Student-Athlete Spotlight" Q & A segment. The segments will be posted every Tuesday and Thursday and individuals are selected by the school.

Name: Darian Van Offeren

School: Kaukauna

Sports: Track and Field, Volleyball, Basketball

Other school clubs/activities: Key Club, National Honor Society, Partner School Club, Girl Scouts

Parents’ names: Kathy and Joe

Siblings’ names: Kaelyn

Favorite aspect of your school: I love the school spirit our students and staff show at sporting events, and throughout the school year.

Favorite aspect about being involved in school activities: My favorite aspect about being involved in school activities is building amazing relationships with teammates. I also enjoy learning important life lessons, such as time management and responsibility.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? My favorite community service project is the Rake and Run that Key Club sets up every year. It`s so awesome to see how something so simple, that only takes a few hours, can be so appreciated by community members.

College or post-high school plans: I want to attend UW Madison.

What is your desired major/career field? I want to go into the medical field, and possibly become a pediatrician.

What is your favorite class? AP Biology

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Meyer

Favorite book: Divergent

Favorite youth coach: Paul Dedering

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? My Coaches have always told me to play with confidence and have fun. One of my coaches once told me, "If you play without confidence, you will find a way not to win." I really like this advice because it is a great reminder of the importance being confident in yourself.

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I love to go hunting and fishing, but I'm terrified of fish in a lake. If I want to swim in a lake I make someone else swim with me because I tell myself they scare away the fish.

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Kimberly

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Nicole Marquardt, Neenah

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Team bonding

Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite professional athlete: Aaron Rodgers

Favorite person to follow on Twitter: Sam Dekker

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Playing the saxophone