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Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight: Bella Ricci


Notre Dame Academy, Volleyball and Track & field

Parents names: Michelle and Kevin Jauquet

Instagram: @_bellaricci

Twitter: @bellaricci2024

Position/Events: Middle/RS, 4×1, 4×2, 200, 300H

Career Highlight: Going 12-0 at NLQ

Who first introduced you to volleyball and track & field? Did either of your parents play before you?

I was introduced to volleyball and track in middle school when I decided to join the middle school teams with my friends. My dad ran track in high school but neither of my parents did any other sports.

How are high school sports different from competing on a club team or for outside organizations?

I would say there is a big difference from competing on your high school team to a club team. Just overall skill level and competitiveness is increased in club season. I think the extra activities like team bonding and media day that come with school volleyball are very fun and different from a club sport.

What are you most excited about for your senior season?

I am super excited to be able to lead the younger players and set a standard for our program. I am also excited to be able to play with my school friends for one last year.

Do you ever find it difficult as a student-athlete to balance academics and athletics?

I think at times it can be difficult, but as long as you keep up with your work and find balance, it is manageable. It also helps to stay in the moment and focus on school when I am doing school and volleyball when I am playing volleyball. 

What kind of relationships have you made through playing high school sports?

I have made some of my best friends not only with the girls in my grade, but also girls from other grades. I have also created a relationship with my coaches who are great supporters and mentors.

Do you ever get nervous before games or meets? How do you either prevent it or work through it?

I definitely get nervous before big games, but being in the locker room and doing our pre-game rituals with my team helps calm my nerves.

What is one memory you have from high school sports that you will never forget?

My first varsity game.

Do you have any older siblings that have influenced you athletically? What about younger siblings that you have seen learn from you?

I think my younger siblings get their athleticism from me lol.

What is your favorite thing to do in Green Bay for fun?

My favorite thing to do is hangout with my friends or training at Synergy with Nate.

What is your favorite movie?

Definitely The Notebook.

Favorite way to recover after a game?

Sleep or at the Synergy Recovery Lounge.

Have you ever played any other sports besides volleyball or track and field?

No, I have not.

What are your plans for next year, in terms of college or a career path?

I have some possible exciting announcements, but for now I am leaving it in God’s hands.

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