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Luke VanHandel, Appleton North

FVA Spotlight: Luke VanHandel, Appleton North Basketball, Track and Field and Volleyball

Name: Luke VanHandel

School: Appleton North

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Volleyball

Other school clubs/activities: Link Crew and Stand Up

Parents’ names: Ross and Sheila

Siblings’ names: Lilli, Frank, and Claire

Favorite aspect of your school: The family atmosphere

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Every year for track, we host a Special Olympic meet. It always brings a smile to my face to see kids get the chance to compete and have fun in a way they normally don't.

What is your favorite class? AP Stats

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Ramponi

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Play every game like it's your last

Favorite youth coach: Ross VanHandel

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

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Braeden Thies, Kimberly

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Changing the way Appleton North basketball is viewed in the conference

Favorite professional team: Milwaukee Bucks

Favorite professional athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo

College or post-high school plans: I plan to play volleyball at Maryville University in St. Louis

What is your desired major/career field? Athletic Training

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I hate running

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Go to my first NBA game

What is your dream job? Athletic Trainer for UCLA Men's Volleyball Team

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Jordan Karam

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Playing with my dogs and cats

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Sudoku