Michaela Jowers is a junior at Canton-Galva High School who plays volleyball, basketball, and softball, her favorite of which is volleyball. She has been involved in all of these sports since the second grade.
“I got interested in sports because I grew up watching people play sports and wanted to be like them,” Jowers said.
Jowers continues to appreciate the community atmosphere of high school athletics.
“My favorite thing about playing in high school is everyone coming to watch and how may people come out to the games,” she said.
Jowers is a naturally competitive individual, which drives her to be her best in whatever sport she is playing.
“My competitiveness keeps me motivated and I never give up,” she said. “I am looking forward to getting to play more and getting more experience to be able to lead the team next year as a senior.”
Hitting outside in volleyball, pitching in softball, and at post in basketball, Jowers has put herself through some physical strains over the years. She overcomes the obstacles any injury may present with good physical therapy and a determined mindset.
“My eighth grade year I tore my ACL and MCL and meniscus playing basketball and had to do physical therapy for six months and come back and be ready for freshman year to start high school sports,” she said. “Then this year I got bursitis in my hip and a tight it band in my hip which took me out of volleyball to get better for basketball. I got through it by focusing on getting back and better for the next sport season.”
After high school Jowers would like to pursue a career in physical therapy to help other athletes.