Athlete Showcase: Niles’ Taylor Bailey
Taylor Bailey is a junior on the Niles volleyball team.
What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?
TB: One of my greatest accomplishments as an athlete was being a part of the first team ever to make it to regionals and state for volleyball.
Who is a “hero” in your life and why?
TB: A hero in my life is my mom, because she is always showing me how to be a better person, and she is always there for me.
Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.
TB: An embarrassing athletic moment I’ve had is going up to hit a ball and completely missing the whole ball.
Why are sports an important part of a high school experience?
TB: High school sports are so important because they help you build relationships with tons of people and they show you how to work even harder than an average student because you have so much to balance out.
How would you give away $50,000?
TB: I would start by distributing it to my family and then give the rest to some type of charity.
If I did not play sports, I would…?
TB: If I did not play sports I’m not too sure what I would do because they play such a big role in my life.
What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?
TB: The most challenging thing for me is having confidence in myself all the time while hitting, which i have been working on very hard.
If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?
TB: If I could change one rule about my sport it would be how many touches you could have while your side has the ball because it would be interesting to see how every team could really put the ball down when they have all of the control.
What is the best compliment you have ever received?
TB: The best compliment I have ever received is how great my attitude stays throughout the whole game, even when things aren’t going the way that we would like them to.