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Jaidyn Schlag, Appleton West

FVA Spotlight: Jaidyn Schlag, Appleton West Basketball and Volleyball

Name: Jaidyn Schlag

School: Appleton West

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Basketball, Volleyball

Other school clubs/activities: National Honor Society, Sources of Strength 

Parents’ names: Ryan and Jill Schlag

Siblings’ names: Jolia, Rowen, Kason and Bretton Schlag

Favorite aspect of your school: My favorite aspect of Appleton West is by far the humbling and positive community all of the students and teachers have created here. There is not a day that goes by that I dread coming to school because it is full of such diverse and enjoyable people that make it a home away from home. 

What is your favorite class? Anatomy and Physiology 

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Larsh 

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Your attitude is everything on the court, focus on what you can control and play the game you know and love.

Favorite youth coach: Andy Bauer 

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Appleton East 

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Emily La Chapell - Appleton East (by far the hardest working athlete I have ever met) 

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Growing up playing AAU my favorite memory by far is going to Florida to play with one of my teams back in 8th grade. That was by far my favorite team I have ever played on and I still talk to every girl on that team to this day and am so thankful I got to have the opportunity to share that experience with each of them.

Favorite professional team: Milwaukee Bucks 

Favorite professional athlete: Bobby Portis Jr.

College or post-high school plans: Go to a four year university (still deciding where).

What is your desired major/career field? I plan on majoring in Biomedical Sciences (pre-med) and plan on going to medical school to become a Pediatric Physician.

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: My favorite food is sushi.

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” To travel across the world and go backpacking for a summer around Europe.

What is your dream job? Pediatric Physician 

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Whitney Simmons 

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Going for a hike or spending time with my family at home. 

A non-athletic talent I have is…: I can name all 50 states in alphabetical order in under 35 seconds.