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EMILY FOSTER – JUNIOR – SHEFFIELD
Sports Played: Softball (1 letter) Volleyball (1 letter), Basketball ( 1 letter playing for Sheffield), Track (2 letters)
Parents Names: Adam Foster
Siblings: Selena Foster (21), Kiara Foster (19), Mckinlee Foster (8)
Social Media Handles: Twitter- EFoster_30, Instagram-efoster201
2021-22 Highlights: Basketball- D10 title, Track (high jump)- All county meet (1st), NTL (1st), Oil City Invitational (3rd), Districts (2nd), States (13th).
– Undefeated in regular season meets with 9-0. All season record: 9-3
– Qualified for districts first meet of the season with a jump of 4’11”
– Season PR: 5’1”
-Team award: Miss Reliable
College Athletics plan if applicable: I do plan on continuing Track in college. I am currently looking at a few different colleges but keeping my options open.
Q: What was the first sport you played? Why did you play it? Did you like it?
A: First sport I participated in was probably summer track camp at Sheffield high school. At the time being in elementary school, it was just a fun thing to do and see friends. When I went to the camp in 6th grade I had more of an understanding of what I wanted. I wanted to be on the high school track team and compete with more than just my peers and classmates. I loved the track camp and I’m glad to see it coming back this year.
Q: What is the most important factor in you being successful in high school athletics?
A: For me, one of the biggest factors to be successful in high school athletics is not getting discouraged and not letting others put you down. Competing at a high level can be challenging. When you are winning People are always right there to support and congratulate you, but as soon as you lose or don’t perform at your best some seem to forget about all the wins and just focus on the one loss.
Q: What is your favorite non-sports “go-to” activity?
A: Coloring, mainly ducks, or easy pictures with not much detail.
Q: You could meet one sports figure, living or dead (1) who would it be and (2) what is the first thing you would ask them?
A: If I could meet one sports figure I’d say Megan Rapinoe. I would ask her how she deals with all the criticism she faces on a day to basis and still stays focused while playing at the highest level.
Q: What is your favorite sport and if you could change one thing about your favorite sport, what would it be?
A: My favorite sport is track. If I could change one thing about it would be to always jump at even numbers unless the last jumper wants to go up inch by inch.
Q: If you could eat any food in the world right now, what would it be?
A: If I could eat any food it would have to be Chicken Alfredo and garlic toast.
Q: What is your ideal vacation spot?
A: My ideal vacation spot would be Lanikai Beach in Oahu Hawaii. It just looks so pretty.
Q: Is there anything you wish we would have asked you? If so, what is the question/answer?
A: A question that I wish you would’ve asked would be “who is your biggest inspiration/support, and why?”
– my biggest inspiration and supporter is my Mema. I’ve watched her face and overcome extremely hard challenges of her own. She has always been there making sure I have everything I need. After suffering a tough loss in any sport she is always there to make sure I keep my head up, and reassure me that the loss or the mistake made will help me be better in the future.