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Spotlight: Emily Metz

June 6, 2018
Bruce Crawford - Sports Writer , Wetzel Chronicle

This week's sports spotlight shines on Hundred junior, Emily Metz. This soon-to-be senior has come into her own this sports season. She has picked up her game in volleyball, basketball, track, and cheerleading. She is excited to get started in her senior season at Hundred High School.

The Wetzel County sports staff asked Emily a few questions about herself and her athletic teams, and this is what she had to say:

What is your fondest memory? It's hard to pick just one after three years of each, but I have loved getting to play with some of my best friends.

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Hundred’s Emily Metz makes the turn during a sprint event at the regional track meet during May.

If you could get in a time machine, where would you go and why? I would love to go back to the 80s because of all the good music and movies, and I would get to play basketball with my mom and aunt.

What expectations do you have for yourself and your coaches for next season? I expect myself to be able to know what to do at all times. In sports you don't get more than a split second to make a decision, so I expect myself to make the right ones. I expect my coaches to constantly push me even after I feel like giving up.

If you could play one more basketball game, and could pick a female player to be on your team, who would it be and why? I would choose to play with my Aunt Donna because she was the first female at Hundred to score 1,000 points, and I hope I could learn some things from her.

What have you learned about teamwork from being on this team? I have learned that teamwork is very important. When you play, you can't play for yourself. You need to play for everyone out there, or it just won't work.

What foods do you have to give up during training? I'd love to say I have a hardcore diet during sports, but everyone knows I'm a junk food lover and eat pretty much everything all year round, training or not.

What words of advice do you have for younger athletes? Just don't give up. No matter how hard times are, pushing through will make you a better athlete, team player, and person.

What is your role during this off season? I never get much of an off-season, but when I do, I'm always thinking about what sport is next and how I can get ready for it.

What people have been the greatest influences in your life? My parents have influenced me for sure, and if it weren't for them, I wouldn't be where I am today. And definitely my math teacher and track coach, Mr. Snedden.

What books or movies are your favorite and why? I love Disney movies because I'm a child at heart and they always have a great lesson to teach.

Who is your greatest role model? My greatest role model would be my basketball coach/history teacher Mr. Sapp. He's taught me great things and how to have fun while working hard.

What word or phrase do you want to be associated with your name? Anyone can do anything

What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses as an athlete? My greatest weakness is that I'm too quick to give up, and my strength is never thinking too seriously because having a good time is just important as winning.

What are your best and worst memories from high school? My best memories would be from prom, and the worst from all the times I embarrassed myself during intramural events.

What do the coaches do that make the season more enjoyable for you? The coaches are always doing nice things like taking us out to eat, and taking us to WVU sporting events, and even staying after early practices to make breakfast with us.

What do parents, adults, or coaches do that make the season stressful for you? The most stressful part of sports is the fans/parents who yell at players and try to coach from the stands.

On the bus ride home, do you like to talk about the game, or wait until the next day? I like to talk about the good things - like the points we scored and laughing with everyone about the times we trip and fall or do something crazy.

What individual goals do you have for the season? My individual goals would be pushing through each and every game no matter what the score is, and playing with 100% effort until the very end.

What are you goals for your team? Winning games and having a good time together as a sport family.

What is something most people don't know about you? Most people don't know that I've always been told I can't do certain things because I'm not tall enough. Oh, and I hate mashed potatoes.



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