Name: Lydia Stariha.
Nickname: Lyds, Martha.
School: St. Bede Academy.
Date/place of birth: Sept. 14, 1994 Norfolk, Neb.
Family: Mike Stariha, Resa Remus-Stariha, Sarah Stariha, Jillian Stariha.
Sports: Volleyball, basketball, softball, cross country.
Favorite sport and why: Basketball because the harder you play the game the more rewarding it is.
Likes: Reading, watching TV and movies, spending time with friends.
Dislikes: Bugs, mice, complaining.
Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): My sisters, growing up I played with them and watch them play. I always wanted to be just like them.
Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My parents because they have always pushed me to be better whether it were in school, sports, or being a good person.
If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: phone, and Harry Potter Books.
The CD in my player at home/car is: Les Miserables.
People would be surprised to know: That I am in my school musicals and I play the baritone.
I stay home to watch: Dallas and How I Met Your Mother.
When I need luck for a big game, I: listen to my favorite songs.
The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): My friends Nicole and Barbi. They always make me laugh and we always have fun together.
What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: She was involved in everything.
Most embarrassing moment: When I was eight, I was at a restaurant and asked what kind of meat chicken was. My family still laughs about it.
Most unforgettable moment: My first time playing in a varsity game. The change in speed and how the game was play was incredible!
Ultimate sports fantasy: I would love to play beach volleyball with Misty May-Trainer and Kerri Welsh.
What I would like to do in life: I would like to be an environmental chemist.
Three words that best describe myself: Hard-working, nerdy, hyper.