N-G Athletes of the Week

Blake Doane

Senior, Monticello

Soccer

Recent accomplishment: Scored four goals in the Sages' final two victories after scoring two goals during the rest of the season.

Quote: "I have had some problems in the past with running past the ball, but lately I have been able to slow down and take control."

My favorite meal is ... General's Chicken.

If I could go anywhere, it would be ... Rome.

My most memorable moment in athletics is ... making the Elite Eight in soccer this year.

Dream job: Physician's assistant

Dream date: Scarlett Johansson

I celebrate after a win by ... playing the song "Jump Around" by House of Pain in the locker room.

When I am president, I will ... spark the economy.

When I am wealthy, I would like to ... own a house in Hawaii.

My guilty pleasure is ... video games.

Obama or McCain? Obama

Honorable mention: Drew Blaase, St. Joseph-Ogden cross-country; Matt Cleveland, Danville cross-country; Sam Cooper, Judah Christian cross-country; Glynn Davis, Urbana cross-country; Brice Dodds, Unity cross- country; Jordan Fox, Champaign Central cross-country; Blas Garcia-Canga, Centennial cross-country; Jesse Gifford, Bement cross-country; Alan Hollingsworth, Monticello cross-country; Jacob Mahaffey, Mahomet-Seymour cross-country; John Prillaman, Mahomet-Seymour cross-country; Ryan Root, Centennial cross-country; Malcolm Taylor, Urbana Uni High cross-country; Joselin Viljevac, Danville cross-country

Erin Wachtel

Junior, St. Thomas More

Volleyball

Recent accomplishments: The Sabers went 3-0 to win the SVC tournament. Wachtel had 12 assists and four aces in the title-game sweep over Clifton Central.

Quote: "I felt our team had a lot of potential from the beginning, and with our confidence and skill we were able to accomplish our goals."

My favorite meal is ... mom's lasagna and my sister's Oreo pie.

My favorite performer is ... John Mayer.

If I could go anywhere, it would be ... Italy.

My most memorable moment in athletics is ... going to the Junior Olympics in Dallas with my club team.

My favorite movie is ... "Singing in the Rain."

Dream job: Ophthalmologist

My hero outside of athletics is ... my cousin Will Craigle.

When I am president, I will ... drill for oil in Alaska.

The biggest phobia I have is ... riding in elevators.

Obama or McCain? McCain.

Honorable mention: Chelsea Blaase, St. Joseph-Ogden cross-country; Haley Briggs, Argenta-Oreana cross-country; Amy Clawson, Mahomet-Seymour cross-country; Belinda Cohen, Hoopeston Area cross- country; Neli Crawford, Centennial cross-country; Jakenya Evans, Champaign Central cross-country; Meghan Houk, Urbana cross-country; Mara LaPayne, Villa Grove cross-country; Jolee Paden, St. Joseph-Ogden cross-country; Lisa Ponder, Tuscola cross-country; Elizabeth Russell, Urbana Uni High cross-country; Hannah Schaap, Mahomet-Seymour cross-country; Kayla Stipp, Danville cross-country; Audrey White, Centennial cross-country

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