Name: Maya Van Thiel
Year in School: Senior
Sports: Cross Country, Track and Field
Other school clubs/activities: Life Force, Link Crew, and Band
Parents’ names: Kurt and Shelly Van Thiel
Siblings’ names: Hannah and Ella Van Thiel
Favorite aspect of your school: Kimberly High School offers many opportunities for everyone to be involved in, which is important when trying to find who you are.
If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? I have attended Catholic Heart Work Camp for two years and it is rewarding to be able to help others in a community have a better life, being able to tackle some of their bigger projects around the house for residents.
What is your favorite class? My favorite classes involve business
Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Luebke
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Pain is temporary
Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? My favorite place to compete at is the Green Bay Southwest course
Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: My teammate Paige Arent because she helps push me to be a better runner.
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Hearing my coach tell me "Life is Pain"
Favorite professional team: Milwaukee Brewers
Favorite professional athlete: Christian Yelich
College or post-high school plans: Attend a UW school
What is your desired major/career field? Business
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I have four cats (and a dog:))
What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Travel to Ireland
What is your dream job? Becoming a singer and being famous from American Idol
Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Ed Sheeran
When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Enjoying the outdoors
A non-athletic talent I have is…: I play piano