Athletes of the Week: Luke Rudolph & Avery Fisher

Athletes of the Week: Luke Rudolph & Avery Fisher

Luke Rudolph | Monticello boys' soccer and football

Why he's Athlete of the Week: Rudolph had a banner first week of his senior athletic year. He posted four goals in a 7-0 boys' soccer victory over Warrensburg-Latham, then followed with a stellar football debut — one field goal conversion and a 6-for-6 mark kicking PATs.

From Rudolph: "I practiced a lot in the summer, practiced kicking field goals and the same with soccer. It's hard doing both, but it's fun. My soccer coach wants soccer to come first. I get out of school at 3:10, and we start soccer practice at 4. So I hustle out to the (football) field and start kicking until 4."

I need tickets to see ... Drake. He's my favorite artist/rapper.

One movie I could watch over and over is ... "Step Brothers." It's hilarious.

If I could choose one superpower, it would be ... to read people's minds and know what they're thinking.

The social media platform I use most is ... probably Instagram. I'm on it all the time. I like seeing a lot of my friends who aren't living in Illinois, up in Minnesota, being able to see what they're doing.

My biggest pet peeve is ... slow drivers.

My favorite soccer memory is ... scoring four goals in one game. My favorite football memory is ... my first game, going 6 for 6 (on PATs) and hitting a field goal.

My most embarrassing soccer memory is ... I got a red card last year. That was kind of funny, but I guess it could be embarrassing.

Before a match/game, I ... listen to music. I'll listen to Drake, some Lil Baby, just some rap music.

After a match/game, I ... normally go out to eat with friends, get some pizza and go to one of my friends' houses and just chill.

In five years, I see myself ... living somewhere out West. I like the mountains and I like the ocean. I'm looking at schools in California and Colorado.

Honorable mention: James Birch, Milford boys' golf; Luke Cohen, St. Joseph-Ogden boys' soccer; Garrett Dixon, Monticello boys' cross-country; Caden Ellis, Sullivan boys' golf; Layton Hall, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond boys' cross-country; Ethan Kasper, Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys' soccer; Drew Reifsteck, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin boys' soccer; Ethan Smith, Hoopeston Area boys' soccer; Alex Stahl, Unity boys' soccer; Reynaldo Zarco, Champaign Central boys' soccer.

Avery Fisher | Blue Ridge volleyball

Why she's Athlete of the Week: Fisher was an assists machine as the Knights posted a 6-1 ledger in the previous week. In matches at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Fisher, the senior piled up 35 total assists. Facing five foes at the Blue Ridge Invitational, Fisher contributed 73 assists.

From Fisher: "It's exciting because it's a sneak peek of what the season is going to be like, and it being my senior year makes it even better. Everyone's doing a good job. We have a couple freshmen dressing, and they're doing awesome."

I need tickets to see ... Twenty One Pilots or Panic! At The Disco because I'm obsessed with them.

One movie I could watch over and over is ... "Forrest Gump." It's my all-time favorite movie.

If I could choose one superpower, it would be ... invisibility. Mostly to sneak up on people, but also to pick up objects and make them look like they're levitating.

The social media platform I use most is ... Instagram. It's how I know what people are doing without having to actually socialize.

My biggest pet peeve is ... when people have poor grammar.

My favorite volleyball memory is ... winning our fifth consecutive regional championship.

My most embarrassing volleyball memory is ... in junior high practice, my serve hit my coach in the head.

Before a match, I ... listen to music.

After a match, I ... count my assists. I'm trying to break my old record.

In five years, I see myself ... in student debt.

Honorable mention: Emma Bogen, Schlarman volleyball; Fran Hendrickson, St. Thomas More girls' cross-country; Anna Jennings, Cissna Park volleyball; Maecy Johnson, Chrisman volleyball; Anna Peter, Cerro Gordo volleyball; Marissa Pool, Iroquois West girls' golf; Noelle Schacht, St. Thomas More girls' tennis; Gurveena Singh, Centennial girls' tennis; Olivia Sorensen, Heritage volleyball; Katelyn Young, Oakwood volleyball.