A to Z with Felicia Fallo


Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 8:50 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 8:50 p.m.

SCHOOL: St. Francis

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St. Francis senior Felicia Fallo is a three-sport athlete for the Wolves, competing in softball, volleyball and basketball this year.

Erica Brough/Staff photographer

YEAR: Senior

SPORTS: Softball, volleyball, basketball

SOFTBALL JERSEY NUMBER: 18

HEIGHT: 5-foot-3

A rea athlete I would pay to watch play: Lindsay O'Steen (Lafayette volleyball/softball standout). We played volleyball together last spring and we became really good friends. She is just an all-around amazing athlete.

B est movie I've ever seen: “Safe Haven,” I loved that movie.

C oach David and Sandra Fallo's words of advice for me: Believe in yourself and believe in your teammates.

D efeating P.K. Yonge in the regional volleyball semifinals en route to reaching state last fall was ... Such an adrenaline rush and so exciting because P.K. has always been such an amazing team. To come out and beat them was really exciting for us.

E asiest part of my school day: Definitely lunch.

F avorite type of music: Country. I really like Taylor Swift.

G etting an ace serve in volleyball, hitting a jumper in basketball or a double in softball, which would mean more to you? Probably getting a double in softball because when you can feel that you hit it so good, it is such an exciting feeling to be able to round first and keep going instead of having to stop.

H oisting the national championship trophy this season in women's basketball will be ... Baylor. We have been watching Niya Johnson because she played for P.K. So it has been cool to see her and say, ‘Oh, I played against her.'

I nteresting thing about me away from sports: There is a Catholic Heart Workcamp. You don't know who you will be working with, but it is a really cool experience because you get to help people and see the smile on their face from just making their day by doing the littlest of things. I've done it all throughout high school.

J oker on the softball team: I would have to say my cousin, Kylie (Maris). She always has her little jokes and can make everybody laugh.

K ey to keeping my composure when things are not going well: Just you have to realize that everybody makes mistakes. It gives you motivation to do better for the next one.”

L east favorite sport to watch: Hockey.

M y top hangout spot in Gainesville is …Me and my friends really like to go to Dragonfly downtown.

N ickname? I have three. Some of my friends call me Fi, some of them call me Felish, and then my dad has always called me Grace because that is my middle name.

O ne person in my life who inspires me most: Probably my grandma, Pat Maris. She is always doing things for other people and helping them. She always puts others before herself. She is always here to support us.

P otential college major: Elementary education and speech pathology.

Q uiet-time activity: I really like to watch movies. Anything but scary movies.

R eading the newspaper or going online to get my high school sports coverage: Reading the newspaper.

S uperstition I have: I did have one for volleyball. Every time I had to serve, I had to wipe my feet, pull up my right sleeve on my jersey and bounce the ball twice. Every single time before every single serve.

T oughest moment of my high school career ... Probably everything starting to come to an end. It is really sad, it all went really quickly.

U niversities or colleges considering? I am going to LSU.

V acation spot I love: I love New York City or anywhere with a beach

W hat is your most memorable sports moment at St. Francis? Going to state for volleyball.

X box, PlayStation or Wii? PlayStation. I just use it for Netflix. My brother tries to play basketball with me but I can't figure it out.

Y ear I was born: 1995.

Z oo animal I like most: A monkey, because my friend Jessica is in love with monkeys and she is always talking about them so it reminds me of her.

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