skip navigation

Lilli VanHandel, Appleton North

FVA Spotlight: Lilli VanHandel, Appleton North Basketball and Volleyball

Name: Lilli VanHandel

School: Appleton North

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Basketball, Volleyball

Other school clubs/activities: NHS, Link Crew, Inspire From Within, Psych Club

Parents’ names: Ross and Sheila

Siblings’ names: Frank, Claire, and Luke

Favorite aspect of your school: There are so many opportunities for students to get involved. There is something for everyone.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? I've been involved with Inspire Sports which is an organization that allows athletes to share their love of sports with individuals who have special needs. My favorite part is seeing how big everyone's smiles are and knowing I am helping them have the best time.

What is your favorite class? AP psychology or criminal justice

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Huenink and C Salm

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Control the controlables. Trust the process.

Favorite youth coach: Tim Riebau

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

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Emily Nelson - Hortonville

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Holding up my second gold ball

Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite professional athlete: Pat Mahomes

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

What is your desired major/career field? I am currently undecided

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I'm really not that quiet

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Travel around Europe with my sister

What is your dream job? Ice cream taster

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: WeRateDogs

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... with family, friends, or my pets

A non-athletic talent I have is…: I'm really good at taking naps