Juneau County's Teenagers of Today: Abby Field

by Becca Bruss - Teen reporter and iLEAD Charter School student

Abby Field is a 16-year-old girl from Wonewoc. She is involved in a few clubs like the National Honor Society which is for students who excel in academics and lead- ership, student council and the FFA where she shows dairy at the Juneau County Fair and occasionally the Elroy Fair. She also competes in the National Agriscience Fair. Along with clubs, she is also in a few sports - track and field where she primarily runs the mile and the 800 and she is also a very skilled volleyball player!

Abby has been playing volleyball for about four years now, and has been playing club volleyball for three years, and as a way to elevate and help improve her game she was able to join a Junior National volleyball team - the V-Hawk Xtreme 17- Adidas. The V-Hawk Xtreme 17-Adidas is a club volleyball program based out of LaCrosse and Abby had to tryout to make the team. I asked Abby what she enjoyed most about joining the Junior National volleyball team and she told me “My favorite part was the tough competition and the overall intensity of the games we played.” I then asked her if she was nervous or excited to join and she told me, “I was more excited than nervous to be playing at a higher level.”

Abby explained, “My national’s team experience has ended already. We played in the ASICS Junior National Championships at Navy Pier in Chicago. And after an extremely tough competition, we ended up winning the whole thing! It was such a thrill and so exciting to be a part of, I am looking forward to this year’s school and club seasons to improve upon my game and make more memories like these.”

After graduation Abby hopes to continue on with playing volleyball or track at a smaller college. She told me, “I plan on going to college to pursue a degree in animal science or an agriculture related degree.” But, for now, Abby looks forward to playing volleyball in the coming school year and hopefully being able to join the Junior National team for next year, she will also be attending the Juneau County Fair in August with her dairy cow(s).