Each week, the All American Conference will present a "Q & A" with one of its many gifted student-athletes from a participating AAC school. The athlete featured must excel in the classroom and shown that he/her has gone above and beyond on both the field of play and by volunteering in his/her community. This week's featured student athlete player is Taylor Allgood from Lakeside Dragons.
Name: Taylor Allgood
School: Lakeside Dragons
Sport/Position: Volleyball – Middle Hitter
Bio: Taylor is a senior at Lakeside HS. She enjoys learning languages, playing volleyball, and making a difference around her community.
What are your plans after graduation?
Attend NYU with a double major in childhood education and international relations.
What is your favorite class?
American Sign Language at KSU Ashtabula
What do you enjoy most about playing this sport?
The feeling you get from making a great play and hearing the cheers from the stands.
What type of volunteer work are you involved in within your community?
I’m always volunteering for events at my school through NHS or senior leadership. I’m also a Big Sister for Big Brothers + Big Sisters.
Why is the most memorable moment in your scholastic career?
Traveling to Europe with my AP European class
What is your favorite sports related movie?
Remember the Titans hands down!
Do you have any pre-game/match/meet rituals?
We run out as a team to our warmup CD
Who is your role model?
My mom Kristine
Do you have any special talents or is there something surprising about you that others might not know about you?
I can speak four languages
What cartoon character would you be?
Moana – because she is determined and passionate
What is your favorite food?
Mac-n-Cheese and Shrimp
What song best describes you or is the sound track to your life?
Changes by Dej Loaf
Are you looking to continue your playing career in college?
Do you have a field of study already chosen when you go to college? Why that field?
Education and IR because I want to make a difference in children's lives and the world!
What team do you most enthusiastically root for? (any sport)
The Cleveland Indians!
A favorite quote that you live by?
“Love other so radically that they wonder why” – Jefferson Bethke
The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.