MEET THE ATHLETE: KYLIE STRITELMEIER
by Mackenzie Shrum, Imprint Media Services
Sophomore Kylie Strietelmeier is a diver, a team captain and a record holder for the Mooresville Swimming and Diving team. She also was a member of the Girls Volleyball team last Fall.
All of those are large accomplishments; however, on top of that, Strietelmeier has been fighting the disease, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma since her birthday on August 1, 2017. This disease is one of the least common cancers, as there are fewer than 200,000 US cases per year.
Strietelmeier doesn’t let the disease knock her down and she has been succeeding in the pool all season.
Strietelmeier’s family has been very supportive during this whole process. “Anytime I’m impatient, they figure things out to make me feel better,” Streitelmeier said.
The radiation takes a toll on Strietelmeier, but she doesn’t let that stop her. She continuously keeps moving forward.
Strietelmeier’s said her coaches are very helpful through this process. “The coaches try to treat me the same but they let me know that if I need a break or a shortened workout, that it is fine.”
Diving coach Mr. Corey Ervin said teammates are also supportive. “The team has been great,” Ervin said. “It’s more like a small family, and they all support each other.”
See Strietelmeier Saturday morning in the pool at Swimming and Diving sectionals at Franklin Community High School starting at 8 a.m.
Photo by Mackenzie Shrum