Winnetka, Sports

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Cece Burns, New Trier volleyball

Cece Burns is a senior outside hitter for the Trevians. She was an All-Conference selection her junior year and led New Trier to the top sectional seed this season.

1. Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions?

I have nothing specifically that I will do. The team does some stuff — run around the school before the game. Say our goals ands stuff.

2. What are your plans for next year?

Next year I will not be playing volleyball in college. … My ideal school is (Southern Methodist University) in Dallas. I visited a couple times and fell in love with the campus and atmosphere, and the people there are very sweet and I love the location.

3. If you played another sport, what would it be?

Probably lacrosse. I think it is just such a fun sport to watch. I love going to those games.

4. What is your favorite thing to do off the court?

I love going to (New Trier) sporting events, like hockey games, basketball games, football games. Probably hockey games (are my favorite). Hockey is huge at New Trier.

5. What is your favorite TV show?

“One Tree Hill.” I like watching the old seasons. It’s very interesting. I like the sports theme it has to it, and it’s really funny.

6. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Probably Greece. I have never been there and it is really pretty and seems like fun.

7. If you are in Walgreens with a couple bucks, what are you buying?

Probably some candy off the shelves. Anything with chocolate in it.

8. If you won the lottery, what is your first purchase?

I’d definitely go on a shopping spree — head to the local mall and see what I can find.

9. What something people do not know about you?

I don’t like cheese and will not eat anything with it. I’ll have pizza and sometimes take the cheese off. I really don’t like the taste, so when I can taste it, I don’t eat it. If I know it’s there, I get grossed out.

10. Is this team ready for the postseason?

Luckily we are ranked no. 1 going into the sectional. We should have a pretty easy-ish road ahead of us, but you never know what teams are going to bring each night because it could be their last. I think we just have to have that mentality that it’s going to be our last game so we might as well play our hardest.

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