Beyond the Spotlight w/ Rachel DuRussel

Rachel DuRussel is competing in her senior season at Swan Valley High School

What sport(s) and position(s) do you play and how many years have you been on the Varsity team?

Volleyball (middle hitter, 2)

Soccer (striker/middle defender, 3)

List any academic or athletic achievements you have earned during high school career (i.e. honor roll, all-conference, student council, all-state, etc.)

Honor roll, all state academic

What do you enjoy most about competing in high school sports?

Being with the team, the energy of the game, excelling as a team.

What is your best memory from HS sports so far, and why is it meaningful to you?

Getting district in soccer .

What are you looking forward to most this upcoming season?

Getting to play.

What’s your go to pre-game/contest meal? Where do you get it from?

Whatever is for dinner.

Who is your team’s biggest rival? What makes that rivalry special or different from the other teams you’ll face this season?

Freeland.

What is one personal and one team goal that you have for this upcoming season?

I hope to excel as a middle hitter and I hope that our team makes it to district finals.

If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice as a Freshman, what you would it be?

Push hard every day, don’t let a coach bring you down.