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December Athletes of the Month

January 11, 2017

Steven Stacklinski, Basketball Behemoth

Name:Stephen Staklinski

Sport:Basketball

 

What grade are you in?

Senior

 

How long have you been playing basketball?

My whole life.

 

What position do you play?

Power forward

 

Have you play any other position?

Yes small forward and center.

 

Do you want to play in college?

No

 

Do you play any other sports?

Track

 

Which do you like better: inside or outside of school?

Inside it’s more of a team bond

 

What was the hardest thing to learn about basketball?

Compromise of what you want and what’s best for the team.

 

What is your favorite thing about basketball?

The feeling of winning

 

What was your greatest achievement in basketball?

MVP of WOBM tournament

 

What was the greatest/worst achievement you had during basketball?

The worst part was losing the championship game by one point.

 

How do you stay in shape during the off season?

Running

 

Is it hard for you to balance school and basketball, how do you balance them out?

Yes having study hall helps me get my work done during the season.

 

Do you want to go pro?

No

 

Do you have any before game rituals or superstitions?

No

 

How does the team look for playoffs?

Looking really good undefeated. 9-0

 

Season Stats:

  • 9-0
  • 14 and a half points per game
  • MVP of the christmas tournament
  • Leading shot blocker

 

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    Molly Griswold, Swimming Sensation

    Name: Molly Griswold  

    Sport: Swimming

     
    What grade are you in?
    Senior

     

    How long have you been swimming?
    Since the age of five.

     

    What events do you swim?
    100 breast,100 butterfly,and 200IM

     

    Have you swam any other event?
    I have swam every event.

     

    Do you want to swim in college?
    Yes

     

    Do you play any other sports?
    I Irish danced for thirteen years up until this year.

     

    Which do you like better: inside or outside of school?
    I like inside of school swimming, it’s more of a team and family aspect.

     

    What was the hardest thing to learn about swimming?
    Accepting defeat when I didn’t get a best time or added time.

     

    What is your favorite thing about swimming?
    Supportive teammates even when I don’t swim my best they are still there to cheer me on.

     

    What was your greatest achievement in swimming?
    Making MOC in school and for club making nationals.

     

    What was the greatest achievement you had during swimming?
    Greatest moment was after my 100 breast when I was out-touched at counties, the whole team came over and we had a group hug.

     

    How do you stay in shape during the off season?
    I swim year round and go to weight room.

     

    Is it hard for you to balance school and swimming, how do you balance them out?
    Yes it’s extremely hard but I just manage my time well.

     

    Do you want to go pro?
    I would like to but I’ll wait and see till after college.

     

    Do you have any before game rituals or superstitions?
    Before I get on the block to start my race, first I suction my goggles to my head. I do this so they feel secure and I know they won’t fall off.

     

    How does the team look for playoffs?
    The swim team looks really good we are currently undefeated. 5-0

     

    Season Stats:

    5-0
    100 butterfly 59.00
    100 breast 1.08.38
    10-0 undefeated in every dual meet

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