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February Athletes of the Month

March 22, 2017

Bri Cucinelli, Hoops Hero

Name: Brianna Cucinelli

Sport: Basketball

 

What grade are you in?

Senior

 

How long have you been playing?

Since I was 5

 

What position do you play?

Point guard

 

Have you played any other position?

No

 

Do you want to wrestle in college?

No

 

Do you play any other sports?

Yes, soccer

 

 

What was the hardest thing to learn about basketball?

Memorizing plays

 

What is your favorite thing about basketball?

Fast pace and it’s always fun playing with my teammates.

 

What was your greatest achievement in basketball?

Being able to play varsity as a freshman and going to states.

 

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

It was a challenge for me to get my confidence up.

 

How do you stay in shape during the off season?

Agility training and going to the gym.

 

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

Yes, sometimes it’s hard but school is always my number one priority. I just have to manage my time well.

 

Do you want to go pro?

No

 

Do you have any before game rituals or superstitions?

Yes, me and my teammate, Hailee Poricelli, do a handshake before every game.  

 

How does the team look for playoffs?

We struggled a little this season, but made it the first round of states. The team was very well at being together and bonding.

The Basketball team won sectionals and placed in a few tournaments.

     

Season Stats:

  • First round of states

 

“As I am a senior this year and this is my last season playing basketball. The team just wanted to have as much fun as possible and whatever happens on the court will happen. The atmosphere of being on the court is the best encouragement I’ve ever received. The team helped me in so many ways and brought my confidence up, playing basketball with these girls is something nothing will compare too it was so much fun and I’m so glad we are all so close. Were all such a close family rather than just teammates.”

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    Eric Quartey, Wrestling Superstar

    Name: Eric Quartey

    Sport: Wrestler

     

    What grade are you in?

    Junior

     

    How long have you been wrestling?

    3 years

     

    What position do you play?

    Weight class 195

     

    Have you played any other position?

    Yes, weight classes 145, 152, 160,170, 182 pounds

     

    Do you want to wrestle in college?

    No

     

    Do you play any other sports?

    Yes football and track.

     

     

    What was the hardest thing to learn about wrestling?

    How to take shot

     

    What is your favorite thing about wrestling?

    Winning with my team.

     

    What was your greatest achievement in wrestling?

    Making it to states.

     

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

    Just having knee problems.

     

    How do you stay in shape during the off season?

    Working out weekly

     

    Is it hard for you to balance school and wrestling? How do you balance them out?

    Yes, but I just get done what I need to, and when wrestling season comes around it’s one of my top priorities.

     

    Do you want to go pro?

    No

     

    Do you have any before game rituals or superstitions?

    Yes I wear my lucky nike socks

     

    How does the team look for playoffs?

    Placed 3rd in the district and .500 overall.

    The Wrestling team won sectionals and placed in a few tournaments.

         

    Season Stats:

    • 25 and 5
    • 1st in district
    • 3rd at regionals

     

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