Sports Spotlight - West Orange Times & Observer: Macey Wise

Foundation Academy’s Macey Wise brought leadership, performance to the Lions volleyball team this season.

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In addition to being a model student and senior leader on the Foundation Academy volleyball team, Macey Wise has brought it on the court this fall. Wise is first on the team in blocks (34), second on the team in kills (54) and third on the team in aces (37), in addition to improving her defensive play on the back half of the court. The Lions (5-10) are playing in the FHSAA Class 3A, District 3 Tournament this week at Mount Dora Christian.


How are you enjoying your senior season so far?

It’s really fun being a senior. It’s kind of a lot of pressure, because everyone kind of looks toward you. … We’re getting there, and we have a lot of young girls. It seems like the girls are really connecting, and that makes me feel good.


What do you like about the way coach Vicky Veloz coaches the team?

She helps each individual player, and she picks out things to help us with.


Which match are you most proud of so far this season?

I think the game against Mount Dora Christian Academy — that’s the time we really all came together, and we played our hearts out.


What’s your favorite sports memory so far at Foundation Academy?

I think during basketball (two seasons ago), when we beat Windermere Prep three times in a row. 


What has been your favorite thing about attending Foundation Academy?

You know everybody — I’ve been here since kindergarten, and everybody knows everybody here, because it’s a small school. It’s kind of nice.

What is something you have worked hard to improve on for volleyball?

Playing the back row. I hadn’t really played back row that much before because people think, “Oh, she’s a middle, she can’t play back row.” But coach Vicky really helped me with that. 


What do you think you would like to do for a career?

I want to become a chiropractor. I’ve had a lot of issues that I had to go to the chiropractor a lot.


What is your favorite local restaurant?

Probably Bonefish (Grill). My dad and I go there a lot, and he knows everybody in there. My go-to dish is the ahi tuna.


What’s your favorite Bible verse?

Philippians 4:13 — I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

If you’re stranded on a deserted island and have only a television, a Blu-ray player and your choice of one movie, which movie are you picking?

“Max.” It’s my favorite movie.


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