Athletes of the Week: Crose, Michael
Hoopeston Area, Senior
Recently: Scored six goals to help the Cornjerkers go 4-0 and win their own tournament.
In his own words: “We’re playing as a team — that’s the biggest thing. There are a lot of high expectations.”
Pele is ... amazing.
My favorite player is ... definitely Cristiano Ronaldo.
I need concert tickets to ... Drake.
Before a match, I’m eating ... a banana.
My last text went to ... my mom.
I could kick a field goal from ... 35 yards.
I’m driving ... 2000 Honda Accord.
My nickname is ... B.
My first job ... Helping my grandpa with well drilling
In five years ... Playing college soccer
Hoopeston Area is ... a great place.
Honorable mention: Jordan Anderson, Paxton-Buckley-Loda football; Trey Anderson, Hoopeston Area soccer; Braydon Crozier, St. Joseph-Ogden cross-country; Jon Davis, Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac cross-country; Dalton Duncan, Bismarck-Henning football; Clark Fink, Iroquois West golf; Tim Ham, Champaign Central soccer; Joe Kenney, Mahomet-Seymour football; Hayden Kile, Shiloh golf; Lewis Nisbet, Judah Christian soccer; Matt Norvell, Monticello cross-country; Blake Reifsteck, Bismarck-Henning soccer; Trent Sherfield, Danville football; Anthony Vasquez, Unity football
Uni High, Freshman
Recently: Competing in a field of 444 runners at the Peoria Woodruff Invitational, the 14-year-old finished second in 17 minutes, 33.70 seconds.
In her own words: “It’s kind of intimidating in a way. I know I still have three more years. I just want to keep improving.”
My nickname is ... Ri-Ri.
The farthest I’ve run ... Nine or 10 miles
Could you win the Illinois Marathon? I highly doubt it.
My favorite athlete ... Missy Franklin
My last text went to ... my sister Claire.
Before a race, I listen to ... whatever’s on the radio.
After a race, I’m eating ... beef jerky.
My first job ... Babysitting
In five years ... I want to be in college studying meteorology or atmospheric science.
Uni High is ... fun.
Honorable mention: Brittin Boyer, Sullivan volleyball; Marissa Burleson, Danville swimming; Caroline Dodds, St. Thomas More golf; Hayley Gray, Watseka volleyball; Leah Henricks, Cerro Gordo volleyball; Hannah Houska, Monticello cross-country; Courtney LaFoe, Salt Fork golf; Maddie LeGrande, Champaign Central volleyball; Rachael Lewis, Danville tennis; Becca Lewis, Danville tennis; Janelle Marion, Schlarman volleyball; Miaya Peacock, Centennial volleyball; Shelby Simmons, St. Joseph-Ogden volleyball; Lexi Wallen, St. Thomas More volleyball