Senior Spotlight: Olivia Schaut – Bay Port volleyball
By Rich Palzewic
Olivia Schaut (Shout) is a senior at Bay Port High School on the volleyball team.
A second-team all-conference selection in the Fox River Classic Conference a season ago, Schaut was third in the conference with 129 kills.
She isn’t thinking college volleyball is an option at this point but would like to study finance or insurance.
Schaut likes to spend time with her family and friends, go up north to the family cabin and travel.
Name: Olivia Schaut
Nickname: Liv, Olive
School: Bay Port
Position: Right side
Parents: Jason and Luanna
Do you have any siblings?
“I have two younger brothers named Ryan and Nick. Ryan is going to be a freshman this year and Nick is going into the fifth grade.”
When did you start playing volleyball?
“I started at a very young age, around fifth grade.”
Do you come from a sports family?
“Nick plays basketball and baseball, my dad played volleyball in high school and in the army and my mom did cheer.”
How about a high school sport you wish you would have done?
“I would have wanted to play tennis. I play now a little bit with family, but I think that would have been fun.”
What’s more exciting – getting a big kill via spike or block?
“That’s a tough one – I would say from a spike, just because it gets me and the team so excited.”
What would be your most memorable volleyball moment?
“Definitely winning our first-ever regional title last year. Being on varsity for four years now, it was amazing to experience that with my teammates after seeing all the time and effort we put into it.”
Have you ever taken a ball off the face or hit anyone with a spike?
“I’ve never taken one off the face, but I have hit someone! I don’t remember who it was, but I remember it was my sophomore year.”
What has been your favorite family vacation?
“Traveling to Arizona. We went to the Hoover Dam. I love the hot weather.”
What is something about you most people wouldn’t know?
“One thing that a lot of people don’t do that I do, is dip my fries in buffalo sauce. I don’t like ketchup.”
Fast forward 10 years – what will your life be like?
“Oh gosh. Hopefully, I’ll be out of college and in the finance field, maybe working with my grandpa’s insurance agency. One of my goals is to possibly incorporate financial advising with insurance. Maybe I’ll be married with kids.”
Who is someone you admire and why?
“My Aunt Amanda because she is always there for me and gives me good advice. She has taught me how she has learned from her mistakes. She is a very good role model and I look up to her.”
Do you have any bad habits?
“I like to bite my nails – not a lot but a little.”
How will Olivia Schaut be remembered at Bay Port?
“I want to be remembered as someone who always looked out for others, especially from the volleyball team. Also, someone who was fun, easy-going and caring. I care about each and every one of my teammates so much – I’d do anything for them.”
Dogs or cats?
Tiny house or treehouse?
Chocolate or vanilla?
Lie on the beach or ski down the slopes?
“Lie on the beach.”
Coffee or tea?
Athlete: Volleyball player Lauren Carlini
Phone app: Instagram
Candy: Peanut M&M’s
Favorite sport to watch at Bay Port: Football
Notes: Suggestions for the senior spotlight can be submitted to Rich via email ([email protected]) or via Twitter (@richpalzewic). All spotlights can be found online at thepress.media. Check out last week’s spotlight on Bay Port’s Riley Melendy.