Athletes of the Week
Steve Schroeder, Monticello sophomore, track
Recently: One of two area athletes this season to run the 3,200 meters under 10 minutes, he won Friday's Spartan Classic in 9 minutes, 58.77 seconds.
Quote: "Right now my time is a good place to start. I'd like to build on it."
If I could go anywhere, it would be ... Eastern Europe.
For one day, I would like to trade places with ... President Barack Obama.
People don't know that ... I am a madrigal singer.
My guilty pleasure is ... fast food.
Summer vacation plans ... Church mission trip to Pittsburgh
Favorite place to play away from home ... SIU's indoor facility
The best thing about my sport is ... there is no hiding. All eyes are on you.
Favorite book ... "Watchmen," by Alan Moore
Honorable mention: Connor Allen, Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball; Austin Armetta, Mahomet-Seymour track and field; Jesse Brucker, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley baseball; Devon Darnell, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman track and field; Tyler Davis, Armstrong-Potomac baseball; Zach Davis, Westville baseball; Nathan Fathauer, Salt Fork track and field; Nate Freeman, St. Thomas More track and field; Larry Green, Urbana baseball; Jake Schilling, Centennial tennis; Trevor Unzicker, Fisher track and field; Tim Weaver, Centennial baseball; Malik Williams, Judah Christian track and field
Dagny Olson, Centennial freshman, soccer
Recently: Leads the Chargers with 25 goals and 13 assists and has scored multiple goals in Centennial's last six matches. Centennial went 3-0 last week.
Quote: "We have a really balanced team, with great senior leaders and a really good bond together."
My favorite singer is ... Gwen Stefani.
If I could go anywhere, it would be ... Norway.
My favorite movie is ... "Napoleon Dynamite."
Dream date ... Cristiano Renaldo
If I were not competing, I would be ... drawing.
My favorite athletic team is ... the U.S. women's national team.
People don't know that I ... play piano.
Summer plans ... Soccer camps and club soccer
Favorite book ... "Great Expectations," by Charles Dickens
Honorable mention: Grace Ayodele, Centennial soccer; Kaitlyn Barrett, Monticello softball; Chelsea Blaase, St. Joseph-Ogden track and field; Kara Breedlove, Mahomet-Seymour soccer; Colleen Donohue, Monticello soccer; Elizabeth Everingham, St. Joseph-Ogden softball; Olivia Herzog, Sullivan-Okaw Valley track and field; Hunter Marsh, Salt Fork softball; Kimmie Montgomery, Danville First Baptist soccer; Jessica Moreman, Schlarman softball; Emma Peck, Danville soccer; Shelby Stevenson, Urbana track and field; Alie Tarrant, Mahomet-Seymour softball