AOTW: PBL's Kleinert, Danville's Griffin

AOTW: PBL's Kleinert, Danville's Griffin

Athletes
of the Week

Kailey Kleinert
Paxton-Buckley-Loda, Senior
Volleyball

Recently: Middle hitter was an all-tournament choice as the Panthers won the PBL Invitational. She leads the team with 95 kills.
In her own words: “We’ve got a great chemistry. It takes a lot of us to win, and we’ve got everybody. We have people on the bench, we have people on the court, we have fans.”
My last text went to ... Drew Schrodt (PBL football star)
Before a match, I’m eating ... everything in sight
I’d skip school to ... play volleyball
For Halloween, I’m going as ... a minion. The one with purple ears
I’m driving ... a Nissan Maxima
I need tickets to ... Jason Aldean
My first job ... working at Monical’s in Paxton. I still work there
I’d wait in line for an autograph from ... Misty May-Treanor
Next year ... I’m going to Parkland to play volleyball
In five years ... I’ll be starting my nursing career
PBL is ... home
Honorable mention: Taylor Bauer, Watseka volleyball; Amber Blazek, Blue Ridge volleyball; Kelly Braghini, Centennial volleyball; Abby Fischer, Watseka tennis; Emily Foley, Monticello cross-country; Hillary Hines, Cissna Park volleyball; Jori Maynard, Paxton-Buckley-Loda volleyball; Gabi Rajic, Urbana swimming; Lizzie Rupkey, Monticello volleyball; Abby Smith, Tri-County volleyball; Katie Sullivan, Centennial golf; Abby Trott, Bement volleyball; Sirena Woo, Mahomet-Seymour volleyball; Morgan Zindars, Armstrong-Potomac volleyball

Cameron Griffin
Danville, Junior
Soccer

Recently: Made six saves to help the Vikings end a long losing streak against Normal Community, 2-0. For the season, he has 68 saves and a 1.1 goals-against average.
In his own words: “The bonding we have, this team is the closest I’ve ever been on. We’re a group of brothers playing as one.”
Pele is ... one of the best players of all time, easily
I could kick a field goal from ... 40 or 50 yards
My last text went to ... my girlfriend, Taylor
I’m driving ... a 2000 Toyota Camry
After a home match, I’m eating ... a couple turkey sandwiches
Any superstitions? When I get dressed, I always put everything on the left side before the right side
My nickname ... my teammates call me the Goat because I grow hair on my neck
I need tickets to ... the World Cup final
My first job ... McDonald’s in Danville
In five years ... hopefully I’m playing professional soccer
I’d wait in line for an autograph from ... Kevin Durant
Danville High is ... great
Honorable mention: Alex Beckman, Urbana football; Tyler Francisco, Mahomet-Seymour football; Jacob Franklin, Fisher football; Dennis Freeman, St. Thomas More soccer; Caleb Gossett, Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda golf; John Henderson, Villa Grove football; Nick Hess, St. Thomas More cross-country; Randall Hornbaker, Urbana Uni soccer; Feli Keti, Champaign Central soccer; Eric Ponder, Tuscola cross-country; Mason Potts, Blue Ridge golf; Matt Tankersley, St. Joseph-Ogden soccer; Cole Taylor, Salt Fork football; Corey White, Champaign Central cross-country

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