Q-and-A with Nathalie Hill, Lincoln-Way East
January 14, 2013 6:36PM
Lincoln-Way East's Nathalie Hill. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun Times Media
Updated: February 16, 2013 6:10AM
A senior forward, Hill is a team captain and three-year varsity player.
You’re more of a role player than a big scorer. Cool having a different role?
It’s always been my role to be a glue player, and I know I’m not going to be the top scorer. As a sophomore playing up, I had to prove myself. This year as a senior, I put pressure on myself, but not from anyone else. I’m having fun this year.
If you could improve anything about your game, no practice needed, what would you pick?
That’s a hard one. I think mine would be ballhandling. Shooting is a great thing to have, but to be able to dribble and see the court well is good too.
What opponent would you love to have play with you?
Tiana Karopulos from Andrew is a really good player. We play a good schedule against some good players so it’d be fun to have some players play with us.
Who is your celebrity prom date?
I’ve been thinking about this one. If I could have one person, I’d pick Michael Buble, and I went back and forth. Everyone always picks the young guys, but Buble, that voice.
What was your favorite Christmas present?
It was a complete joke, but it was from the TV show Lost. I’m watching the seasons now, but my brother got me a bobblehead of one of my favorite characters, John Locke.
Do you know where you’re going to school next year?
Not yet. I’ve applied to schools, but I have no idea right now. I don’t really like the really big or really small schools so I don’t have that one dream school I have to go to. Somewhere in between. I’ve applied to Illinois State, Grand Valley State, Iowa State and Central Michigan.
Would you keep playing basketball if the opportunity presented itself?
I’ve thought forever that if I could, I would keep playing. It was a goal, but thinking about it, I’d rather grow as a student and a person so I’m kind of debating. I’m having fun playing basketball while I’m deciding.
What will you remember most about Lincoln-Way East?
I’ll definitely remember my teammates, the team, the camaraderie. You always feel connected to the place even when you leave. I’ll always remember Coach (Jim) Martin and all the assistants, just a whole bunch of things.
As told to Tim O’Brien