Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight: Cadence Maxfield – Notre Dame Academy volleyball
By Murray Gleffe
Name: Cadence Maxfield
School: Notre Dame Academy
Parents: Michelle and Teague Maxfield
Cadence Maxfield is a senior setter on the Notre Dame Academy volleyball team.
She said the Tritons’ biggest rival is Luxemburg-Casco.
Maxfield said something most people don’t know about her is she’s addicted to “The Vampire Diaries.”
She said four words that describe her are stubborn, passionate, creative and spontaneous.
What makes Notre Dame so successful?
“It has a strong history of positive culture and traditions, which grounds the individual athletes. I’ve learned the importance of team chemistry and communication and how much they impact positive outcomes.”
What are your goals for this season?
“We’d love to win the WIAA regional championship for the 12th consecutive season. My personal goal is to go full-out in every practice and game.”
Talk about your volleyball career.
“It started when I was in the sixth grade at the youth clinics. I have grown and developed each year since. I’ve had a chance to watch and play with some great players. This past season, I was named all-state honorable mention and second-team all-conference.”
What’s your most embarrassing volleyball moment?
“It occurred on the first day of practice for my national club team in the eighth grade. The girl in front of me swung and hit the ball to the 10-foot line. When it was my turn, I swung and missed the ball completely. It hit off the top of my head, and I fell on my face.”
What’s the hardest part about playing volleyball?
“As a setter, it’s staying mentally relaxed. There is a lot you need to think about. As the captain, it’s sometimes hard to take a step back and take the game play-by-play.”
If you could be somebody for a day, who would it be?
“My dog because I could nap all day and steal people’s food.”
What celebrity would you like to meet?
Do you have a sports ritual before a game?
“I usually braid everybody’s hair. If I don’t do this, I feel weird.”
What are your college aspirations?
“To pursue a degree in an applied science field, such as pediatric physical or occupational therapy. I’d also love to play volleyball at the collegiate level.”
What have you been told about playing at the next level?
“I’ve had some great interactions and visits with some top programs at the Division II and III levels. I have a few offers I’m excited about. It’s a matter of which fits me best when I look at the combination of academic, cultural, geographic and volleyball considerations. I hope to decide soon.”
What are your hobbies?
“I’m fascinated by criminology. Most of my time outside of sports and school is spent listening to criminal psychology podcasts and documentaries.”
How do you want to be remembered at Notre Dame?
“As someone who was a good example of what it means to be a student-athlete – someone who embodies the qualities on and off the court.”
Biggest sports achievement?
“Being named floor captain almost every year I’ve played national-level club volleyball.”
Name three cities you’d like to visit.
“New York, Rome and Paris.”
Favorite college volleyball team?
“The Wisconsin Badgers.”
Netflix movie: “High School Musical”
Books: The Selection Series
Sports editor’s note: To read last week’s Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight on Hannah Wilinski, CLICK HERE.