Girls Volleyball: Q-and-A with Aubrey Ficek, Lockport
August 27, 2012 11:02PM
Aubrey Ficek, of Lockport. | Gary Middendorf~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: August 28, 2012 10:49AM
Aubrey Ficek, 17, of Lockport, is in her third season as an outside hitter for the Porters.
She will attend Michigan Tech.
What’s it like to play for a program with the history of Lockport?
It’s amazing. I feel kind of honored to play for a team with so much history. I want to make more history for it, and carry on the tradition.
What’s your favorite part of the game?
It’s so much fun to get a kill and then turn around and see my teammates screaming.
Any significance to your number (15)?
That’s my grandpa’s birthday. He’s 80. He’s proud that I wear it.
Girls volleyball. What makes it better than boys volleyball? Or is it?
I feel girls volleyball is more intense because we actually have defense and rallies go on longer. With guys, it’s just pass, set, kill. There are no really good digs or amazing saves.
What opponent makes it hard to sleep the night before you play?
Sandburg. Lockport and Sandburg are always butting heads in every sport. They’re our main opponent.
If you could be one of your teammates for a day, who would it be?
Katie Tabisz. I love her enthusiasm. And she’s also our setter. I’d love to see what it’s like to control the court and make decisions like she makes.
What’s the neatest present you’ve ever received?
A bandana with inspirational quotes on the edges from my “little sister” that we have between the sophomore and varsity players.
What hidden talent do you have that we need to know about it?
I sing and I play the piano. I sing the national anthem sometimes for Lockport.
How much time do you spend on Facebook?
About 20 minutes (a day). I don’t have that much time.
What do you want people to remember about you after you graduate from Lockport?
That I was a caring, hard-working, respectful and funny person who made everyone’s day just a little bit better.
What irritates you more than anything else?
When people have a big head and act like they’re everything and are better than anybody.
Has anyone ever told you that you look like someone famous?
No. But I’ve been told that I have eyebrows like Brooke Shields.
What did winning the summer league at Palos Courts mean to you?
I think there are good things to come this year, and we’re definitely going to make a name for Lockport.
As told to Tony Baranek