AOTW: Unity's Payne and Centennial's Rodawig
Athletes of the Week
Recently: Kicked a 20-yard field goal at the buzzer to send the Rockets into the 3A semifinals for a fourth consecutive year. It was the third field goal of the year for a person with 51 kicking points.
In his own words: “It was a great weekend. I had people from the community stopping by my house, congratulating me on the kick.”
My favorite kicker is ... Adam Vinatieri.
I can make a field goal from ... I’ve hit a 45-yarder in practice.
I’m driving ... my parents’ car.
On Twitter, I follow ... people on my team.
I need concert tickets to ... MGK.
I wear No. 25 because ... that’s the number I’ve had since my freshman year.
My first job ... was walking corn for Pioneer.
Next year ... Hopefully going to college
Unity High is ... exciting.
Honorable mention — Jared Abrahamson, Unity football; Gage Bolt, Unity football; Drew Borklund, LeRoy football; Austin Craig, LeRoy football; Austin Eddy, LeRoy football; Matt Hamilton, LeRoy football; Lane Lindstrom, LeRoy football; Kolson McFall, Unity football; D.J. Morgan, LeRoy football; Kendall Neverman, Unity football; Colton Reed, Unity football; Mitchell Snodgrass, Unity football; Nic Stevens, LeRoy football; Anthony Vasquez, Unity football
Recently: Dominated sectionals and heads to state as a No. 5 seed in the 100 butterfly. She also qualified in the 50 freestyle and is on the advancing 200 freestyle relay.
In her own words: “It’s a great feeling to make it on my own. I feel accomplished, but bringing a team is so exciting. To have people you’ve worked hard with all year with me will be a blast. The more teammates, the more exciting, the more pumped up I get and the faster I swim.”
I’m driving ... a Toyota Camry.
On Twitter, I follow ... Drake.
I need concert tickets to ... Cold Play.
I’m dying to see ... “Taken Two.”
My first job ... Babysitting
Next year ... A student-athlete in college, but I won’t sign until April
In five years ... Graduated from college with a degree in occupational therapy
Centennial High is ... exciting; there is a lot going on.
Honorable mention — Lauren Cloyd, Centennial volleyball; Madelyn Cottle, Tri-County volleyball; Sara Fundator, Champaign Central swimming; Emma Garcia-Canga, Centennial swimming; Margaret Goldsmith, Champaign Central swimming; Sophie Herr, Champaign Central swimming; Sarah McGill, Champaign Central swimming; Remy Miller, Centennial swimming; Katherine Penwell, Champaign Central swimming; Gabi Rajic, Urbana swimming; Clare Ramsey, Champaign Central diving; Sara Regan, Centennial swimming; Kristin Verkler, Danville swimming