Olivia Fisher: Athlete of the Week - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Olivia Fisher: Athlete of the Week

Posted:

JANESVILLE(KWWL)--With a swing like a sledgehammer a devastating serve, and a great sense of focus, Janesville senior Olivia Fisher has the Wildcats riding high this season.

"She's got a lot of upper body strength, great arm swing, big top spin on her serve and attack. She just plays with passion."

And that passion's made her one of the best hitters in the state-- as her 5.31 kills per game average is 3rd best in the state with all classes combined-- it's a stat that's just a bi product of all work put in over the years.

"Yeah, that has definitely helped As much as long practice are dreaded, they are useful. 2 a days in the summers."

Those summer days have led to an impressive fall-- the Wildcats are currently ranked 11th in class 1A and feature 7 seniors who have now played together in total for the past 8 years--

"We're family. That would probably be the word that would describe us. We've been together since preschool,.and yeah we just click really well."

and the respect Olivia has for her teammates easily goes both ways--

"She's a lot of fun off the court. She's a really hard worker, but when we get on the court it's serious, it's down to business. We all want to win. She's just a really great player, she's really good."

And the Wildcat senior who's been an all-stater in both volleyball as well as softball has some big plans as tournament play gets underway--

"I think we're definitely capable to make it down to the state tournament and do well there."

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Hawks' Jewell earns preseason All-American recognition

    Hawks' Jewell earns preseason All-American recognition

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-08-23 00:55:17 GMT

    Iowa senior linebacker Josey Jewell was named to the Preseason First Team All-America Team, the Associated Press announced today.

    More >>

    Iowa senior linebacker Josey Jewell was named to the Preseason First Team All-America Team, the Associated Press announced today.

    More >>
  • Hawks(Team USA) improves to 2-0 at World University Games

    Hawks(Team USA) improves to 2-0 at World University Games

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:49 PM EDT2017-08-23 00:49:21 GMT

     USA Team's offense scored 13 runs off 14 hits to cruise to a 13-3, seven-inning, run-rule victory over Russia on Tuesday night at New Taipei City Xinzhuang Stadium. ...

    More >>

     USA Team's offense scored 13 runs off 14 hits to cruise to a 13-3, seven-inning, run-rule victory over Russia on Tuesday night at New Taipei City Xinzhuang Stadium. ...

    More >>
  • Hawks suspend Rugamba for season opener

    Hawks suspend Rugamba for season opener

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-08-23 00:42:21 GMT

    Iowa football defensive back Manny Rugamba will not see action in Iowa’s opening football game of the season due to a one game suspension.

    More >>

    Iowa football defensive back Manny Rugamba will not see action in Iowa’s opening football game of the season due to a one game suspension.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly