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Shannon VanDenEng, Kaukauna

FVA Spotlight: Shannon VanDenEng, Kaukauna Tennis

Each week during the 2015-16 school year, 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: Shannon VanDenEng
School: Kaukauna
Sports: Tennis
Other school clubs/activities: Student Council, Key Club, Ignition
Parents’ names: Paul VanDenEng, Tracie VanDenEng
Favorite aspect of your school: I love how much school pride everyone has and the unity of my class.
College or post-high school plans: I plan on attending a four-year college (looking at UW-Madison or UW-Oshkosh) and majoring in Education.
What is your desired major/career field? I love working with younger kids and am looking at becoming either a kindergarten or elementary teacher.
What is your favorite class? English
Who is your favorite teacher? Ms. Misner
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Some of the best advice I have received in the middle of a match is to focus on one point at a time and give it your all, rather than allowing previous points to frustrate you.
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I didn't start playing tennis until my freshman year of high school. It was something different and I thought it seemed fun, but I ended up loving it.
Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Oshkosh North
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: One of my favorite memories from tennis was starting a game between the Varsity players after we finished all of our matches while we waited for the bus to pick us up.
Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite professional athlete: Eddie Lacy
What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Skydiving
What is your dream job? School Administrator
Favorite person to follow on Twitter: Doug the Pug
A non-athletic talent I have is…: being a good leader