Prep Spotlight: Ignacio’s Makayla Howell leads volleyball team to hot start

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Prep Spotlight: Ignacio’s Makayla Howell leads volleyball team to hot start

Bobcats’ senior has high expectations for final season
Ignacio High School’s Makayla Howell has been a key part of the Bobcats’ hot start to the season. She is the team leader in kills, kills per set and blocks per match.
Ignacio’s Makayla Howell said that despite a young squad, she believes the Bobcats can go far this season and reach the playoffs for the first time since 2015.

Prep Spotlight: Ignacio’s Makayla Howell leads volleyball team to hot start

Ignacio High School’s Makayla Howell has been a key part of the Bobcats’ hot start to the season. She is the team leader in kills, kills per set and blocks per match.
Ignacio’s Makayla Howell said that despite a young squad, she believes the Bobcats can go far this season and reach the playoffs for the first time since 2015.
Behind the scenes

What is your favorite sports movie?: “Space Jam”

Who is your favorite artist?: The Beatles

What is your favorite local restaurant?: CJ’s Pizza has really won my heart this past summer.

What is your favorite book?: “It” by Stephen King.

What is your favorite local outdoor activity?: I love going to Lake Navajo or hiking.

Who is your favorite professional athlete?: Russell Westbrook. Despite him leaving Oklahoma City, he’s still a great player.

Do you have a dream vacation?: Rome, Italy.

If you could have any superpower, what would you pick?: The ability to fly because then I wouldn’t have to pay for gas.

What teacher has had the biggest impact on you?: I’d say my math teacher, Mr. Tony Kimball. He’s always been there for me to help me keep my grades up and give me pointers in volleyball and basketball.

Who is your role model?: My grandma, Neoma Quintana. She and my mom raised me, and she’s still such a big part of my life. She treats everyone like they’re her grandkids and has always taught me to be respectful and caring to everyone, no matter what.

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