Athletes of the Week: Demith and Schaap
Kailyn Demith, Champaign Central, Senior, Volleyball
Recently: Chosen to the all-tournament team after helping Central win all five of its matches and team honors in Mahomet-Seymour's 16-school invitational.
In her own words: "At the beginning of the year, we all made a goal and that was to get to state. We set it high, but we're working hard to get there."
I'm always texting ... my friends Mia, Sarah, Lauren and Libby.
I'm dying to see ... "Breaking Dawn Part II."
I'm driving a ... Nissan Sentra.
I need concert tickets to ... Rascal Flatts or Tim McGraw.
In five years ... I want to be a nurse.
My first job was ... working for Mom, cleaning apartments.
My favorite gym to play volleyball in is ... at home. I like the atmosphere.
My favorite volleyball player is ... I like Misty May and Kerri Walsh.
Champaign Central is ... very energetic.
Honorable mention: Nicholle Brown, St. Joseph-Ogden volleyball; Sherelle Coller, Arthur-Lovington volleyball; Lauren Cloyd, Centennial volleyball; Elise Dahlke, Mahomet-Seymour volleyball; Taylor Filkin, Clinton volleyball; Brooklyn Hildreth, Mahomet-Seymour golf; Emma Hoyer, Urbana Uni High volleyball; Kaitlyn Hunt, Monticello volleyball; Alayna Jackson, Urbana volleyball; Katherine Penwell, Champaign Central swimming; Alyssa Pridemore, St. Joseph-Ogden cross-country; Jaelynn Westfield, Champaign Central volleyball; Theresa Welle, St. Thomas More cross-country; Hannah Wright, Champaign Central cross-country
Jonathan Schaap, Mahomet-Seymour, Senior, Cross-country
Recently: Won Saturday's Lee Halberg Invitational in Springfield by more than 2 1/2 seconds. His 3-mile time of 15 minutes, 24 seconds was the area's best this season.
In his own words: "I put in a lot of miles over the summer, about 70 a week."
My favorite place to run is ... Lake of the Woods.
My favorite prerace meal is ... oatmeal and coffee.
My favorite postrace meal is ... McDonald's.
I'm always texting ... my cross-country friends.
I need concert tickets to ... Brad Paisley.
I'm driving a ... 2002 Pontiac Sunfire.
In five years ... hopefully I'll be finishing up with a degree in criminal justice.
My first job was ... detasseling.
Mahomet-Seymour is ... all the teachers make the classes fun.
Honorable mention: Andy Bott, Bismarck-Henning golf; Andrew Hanselman, Monticello cross-country; Nick Hedges, Salt Fork football; Jacob Helfrich, St. Thomas More cross-country; Chase Henry, Westville golf; Nick Hess, St. Thomas More cross-country; Anthony Hettinger, Arthur-Lovington soccer; Johnny Leverenz, Danville cross-country; Brian Lopez, Urbana soccer; Cameron Mammen, Urbana football; Mitch Negangard, Unity football; Trent Sherfield, Danville football; Michael Thompson, Urbana golf; Dalton Walsh, St. Joseph-Ogden football