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Maya Van Thiel, Kimberly

FVA Spotlight: Maya Van Thiel, Kimberly Cross Country and Track and Field

Name: Maya Van Thiel

School: Kimberly

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