Why Seput was selected:
The senior setter handed out 50 assists to help her team to two-set victories over East Moline United and Bradley-Bourbonnais to win the Class 4A Minooka Regional championship.
Seput talked with Herald-News sportswriter Curt Herron. Below is an edited transcript.
Herron: What did you like about your team's performance last week?
Seput: Going into the postseason, we've all really buckled down as a team. We know what we want out there and how far we want to go. So we've been pushing hard and playing well.
Herron: What do like most about your team?
Seput: We're all really close and we all have one goal and we all encourage and push each other no matter if you start or if you don't.
Herron: What do like most about competing for Minooka?
Seput: I think this is a great program. Since my sophomore year, it's also been competitive, which is something I love since I'm a competitive person. Each season has been fun.
Herron: What do you like most about volleyball?
Seput: I started a little late but I've really fallen in love with the game and my teammates just make it easier to love the game. And you build bonds with coaches and players. I've had so many people supporting me.
Herron: Who's your biggest influence?
Seput: Definitely my coaches and having Carrie (Prosek) and Emily (Brown) for three years. And my parents, Joy and Jim, have been really encouraging, no matter what sport I was in and they've always pushed me.
Herron: What do you like to do in your free time?
Seput: My family loves to go hiking and go to beaches.
Herron: Who's your favorite sports team and athlete?
Seput: The Blackhawks. And Michael Jordan.
Herron: Where's the best place that you've visited and where would you like to visit?
Seput: I went to Hawaii last summer and it was phenomenal. Either Bora Bora or Greece.
Herron: Do you have any pets?
Seput: I have a Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier named Finley.
Herron: What do you want to do in your future?
Seput: Go into criminal justice or become a teacher and coach.
Herron: What type of music do you like and who's your favorite group?
Seput: I really like all music. Adam Levine.
Herron: What's your favorite TV show and movie?
Seput: 'The Blacklist'. 'Creed II'.
Herron: What's your favorite food and restaurants?
Seput: Mexican. Chipotle or Benihana.