Junior Alexis Schauffler is a multi-sport athlete at Coweta and stars on the volleyball, basketball, and track teams for the Tigers. Schauffler plays outside and all the way around for Coweta volleyball and is a shooting guard on the basketball team. When it comes to staying motivated Schauffler said that her goal is to be the best she can for her team and coaches because she knows it’s necessary to match their efforts. Schauffler is also motivated and supported by her family.
“My mom works so hard to provide for me and my brother for our sports, so does my father,” Schauffler said. “[My mom] was a great athlete in high school and I strive to be better or as good as she was.”
However, Schauffler doesn’t just excel or stay motivated in athletics, she brings her same intensity and energy to the classroom and has been blessed by some wonderful teachers over the years. One of whom stands out in particular and made an impact on Schauffler beyond the classroom.
“Mrs. Sugg, our Spanish teacher, wasn’t only a great teacher but I could trust her with anything and talk to her about anything,” Schauffler said.
Currently, as the volleyball season is underway, Schauffler is focused on the team and working hard throughout the fall to help the Tigers find success. Schauffler knows that hard work and determination are necessary for success on the court.
“It’s taken a lot of hard work, tears, dedication, and hours,” Schauffler said. “But I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
Schauffler enjoys the relationships she has made with her teammates in Coweta and competing with her friends in practices. Schauffler especially likes competing against teammates Eva Still and Katy Payne in practices because they all push each other to play at their best and the friendships they have formed along the way.
Schauffler also said that, as a hitter, she appreciates all the hard work that the setters on the team go through to set up plays for the team to be successful and doesn’t want their work and dedication to be overlooked.
Schauffler is thankful for all the support she has received through Coweta athletics as well as in club competitions in both basketball and volleyball.
“I am so grateful for coach Andrew, my competitive basketball coach because he does so much for me and my team,” Schauffler said. “I’m also grateful for my grandparents Francie and Marion because without them and their support I wouldn’t be where I am now. Also, my father because he works so hard to allow me to play the sports I play. And Henry Bias because he made me the basketball player I am today. And Chris Holtz because he has taught me so much for the one year I played club volleyball for him.”