Beyond The Game With Maggie Young
Marvin Ridge High School junior player Maggie Young has verbally committed to attend Wingate University next season where she will continue her education and volleyball career. The All-Conference middle blocker for the Mavericks is the daughter of Jason and Shannon Young. Let’s go Beyond The Game to learn more about Maggie.
“Verbally committing to play collegiate volleyball at Wingate University, being an All-Conference player and being nominated by my teammates for the Teammate Award.”
What are your favorite memories playing sports?
“Beating Cox Mill, the former state champions, is one of my favorite memories, not only because of the amazing support from the parents and the student section, but because our team looked unstoppable. To have defeated them was one of the biggest battles I’ve ever pushed through. We suffered through injuries and tough plays, yet the overwhelming feeling of determination allowed us to outwork cox mill and play some of the best Volleyball we had ever played.”
What will your role be on the 2018 Marvin Ridge Volleyball Team?
“I hope to be a major contributor on the team both physically and emotionally, Volleyball is such a mental game and I hope that I can help us stay mentally strong this season. It’s important to me to be a part of a team that plays with a passion to win no matter who the opponent, which makes everyone push each other to get to the best they can be. If I can help our team stay energetic, positive, and hard-working I believe there is nothing we can’t do.”
How well do you perform in the classroom?
“I have kept straight A’s in the duration of my high school career. I am in Beta Club, Special Olympics Partners Club, I also participated in FBLA where I won 3rd place at the regional level for public speaking.”
Are you heavily involved in any community service events?
“I try to stay as active as possible in giving back to my community, Special Olympics gives me a great opportunity to do so. I also love volunteering to coach younger volleyball players to help them reach their full goals.”