Hannah Cutwright has recently been recognized as the female representative for Carmichaels High School in the “Centennial Chevrolet Scholar/Athlete Spotlight” program during the fall sports season.
Cutwright is a senior captain on the Lady Mikes’ volleyball squad and has been playing volleyball since the eighth grade.
“I used to cheer, but then I changed my focus to volleyball,” Cutwright said. “It started with my passion of wanting to do something different. All of my sisters were cheerleaders and in the band. I wanted to step out of that comfort zone and do something on my own.”
The Carmichaels’ volleyball squad has been on the rise the last couple of years and making the postseason in 2011 for the first time in school’s history was one of the most memorable moments for Cutwright on the court.
“Making the playoffs a couple of years ago was the most memorable for me,” Cutwright said. “That team in general was awesome to play for. It was definitely one of the greatest years in Carmichaels’ volleyball history and I’m really proud to be a part of that.”
As for 2013, Cutwright states that making it back to the playoffs and beating some rivals are the goals for her final season with the Lady Mikes.
“As seniors, we definitely want to get back to the playoffs and continue to do some great things for this program,” Cutwright said. “It would also be nice to beat our rivals this year. Jefferson-Morgan, Geibel and Frazier are always tough. Last year, we beatJefferson for the first time in school’s history, we beat Geibel a couple of years ago and this off-season our club team beat Frazier. It would be nice to beat those three teams again this year.”
Not only is Cutwright doing well on the court, but she is also excelling in the classroom with a 3.7 grade-point average.
Cutwright plans on attending California University of Pennsylvania next fall and studying English.
“Hannah is a great leader,” Carmichaels volleyball coach Ashley Shoemaker said. “She shows up every game ready to play and ready to lead her team. She gets behind the girls and encourages them to do their best, while also pushing herself to be the best on the court.”
The “Centennial Chevrolet Scholar/Athlete Spotlight” is designed to recognize the top male and female student-athlete per high school sports’ season (fall, winter, spring) for the five Greene County schools.
The student-athletes are selected by the respective schools and submitted to the Greene County Messenger.