Tunkhannock Area junior vo lleyball player Dana Macko led the defense with 26 digs and added eight kills against Berwick, and recorded 15 digs, 14 kills, 13 service points and four aces in the win over MMI. In recognition of her achievement, Macko has been named the Wyoming County Press Examiner Athlete of the Week.
Grade, age, hometown: Junior, 16, Tunkhannock
Family: Dad Andy, mom Trish, brothers AC (20) and Shane (15), sister Nicole (19)
Do you have any pets? Two horses, two dogs, three cats, and chickens.
Position: Middle hitter
What other sports do you play? I used to play soccer, but now I focus on volleyball.
Three reasons why you compete: I compete because my entire family plays, I hope to play in college, and it keeps me active.
Athlete you admire: Olympian April Ross
Three people you’d like to have dinner with, dead or alive: April Ross, Karen Whitaker, and Tyler Cameron.
Who inspires you to be better? My Aunt Lynne inspires me because she is amazing, and she is the reason I started playing volleyball.
Favorite school subject: Art with Mr. Montross
Favorite Movie: “The Maze Runner”
Favorite Sports Movie: “The Miracle Season”
Favorite Social Media App: Instagram
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
What is the best place for post game food? Taco Bell
What would be your team anthem? “Who Let the Dogs Out”
Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to? Surfaces
When did you start playing volleyball competitively? Seventh grade
Favorite court to compete on and why? Our home court because we know everyone in the stands and they all cheer for us.
What is your favorite volleyball memory? When we beat Delaware Valley last year.
Number and reason? #20, only because it was one of the last jerseys left.
What is your dream job? To be a backup dancer for Beyoncé.
What is the coolest place you have traveled to? Ohio
Who are your closest teammates? Karen Whitaker and Emily Schultz
How would you describe Coach Passerelli in one word? Energetic
How would she describe you? Motivated
What sports quote or motto do you try to live by? “Try your best”
What is one skill you would like to master? To be able to do a cartwheel.
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Travel out of the country
Random fun fact about you: I am scared of ladybugs.
Post-graduation plans: To go to college for the medical field.