Q-and-A with Rachel Dalton, Marist volleyball
September 17, 2012 6:52PM
Rachel Dalton, of Marist. | Gary Middendorf~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: October 25, 2012 3:40PM
Rachel Dalton, 17, of Midlothian, is in her third season with Marist volleyball as a middle hitter for the RedHawks.
You helped Marist get to state for the first time in its 10-year history. How did that feel?
It was really a journey. From Day 1 of practice we all knew we could do it with the talent we had and all of our work ethic. When we did get down there, it just showed how well we worked and how well it paid off.
How much pressure is it being in a program like Marist’s that expects to win?
I think it’s good pressure. Everyone on our team thrives under pressure. When we do pressure situations (at practice) we become more accustomed to it, and we play better during those situations.
What player from another team would you just love to have as a teammate?
I love Sophia Dodd, of St. Ignatius. She’s an amazing athlete and she’s just super-fun to be around.
Tell us a hidden talent you have that we just need to know about?
I love art. I like to sketch, paint. I like all forms of media of art. If it paid more, I would be an artist.
Your dream celebrity prom date. Who is it?
Liam Hemsworth. He’s 6-4, and I mean, really good looking.
What movie could you watch over and over?
“Despicable Me”. Even though it’s a kid’s movie, I’m obsessed with it.
Do you like rowdy crowds?
During the Lyons Township (supersectional) game, our crowd really got us through it. It’s definitely moral support and it just feels like a family when you’re at Marist, and you have all of your brothers and sisters to back you up.
When you look in the mirror, what does it tell you about yourself?
That I’m a perfectionist and I won’t give anything but my best.
As told to Tony Baranek