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Senior Spotlight — Makenzey Wilson

Name: Makenzey Wilson

Nicknames: Kenzey, Kenz, Mak.

School: Princeton High School.

Date/place of birth: Nov. 22, 1994, Sterling.

Hometown: Princeton.

Family: Dad (Ken), Mom (Marlene), two older sisters (Madie, Alyssa), brother-in-law (Jonathan).

Sports: Tennis, basketball, softball, ping-pong.

Favorite sport and why: Basketball; I love the hustle involved and I love contact sports because I get to push people around.

Likes: Food, sports, movies, big cities, hanging out with friends and family.

Dislikes: Wet socks, the Packers, and the Yankees.

Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): My dad because he encourages me to push myself, corrects my fundamentals and strategies, gives me advice, and he is always there to cheer me on.

Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): Jesus Christ because he took my place on the cross and died for my sins so I may have eternal life.

If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: Sunglasses and a bathing suit.

The CD in my player at home/car is: A mix of different genres.

People would be surprised to know: I do not like soda, whipped cream, or steak.

I stay home to watch: The Middle, The Office, The Simpsons.

When I need luck for a big game, I: Tell myself to play hard.

The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): My dad; he is really clever and says hilarious things.

What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: I was nice to everyone.

Most embarrassing moment: At a school physical, I got bumped and spilled my cup of urine on my arm.

Most unforgettable moment: When I was 15, I played church league fast pitch. I dove into home, plowed over the catcher (a full grown man) and scored because he dropped the ball.

Ultimate sports fantasy: Spend the day with the Detroit Tigers and throw the first pitch at Opening Day

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