Athletes of the Week: Depratt, Regan
St. Joseph-Ogden, Senior
Recently: Forced two second-half turnovers after stripping the ball twice on completions by previously unbeaten Williamsville.
In his own words: “We work on it (stripping the ball) in practice. My dad told me once you get the ball carrier wrapped up, try to go for the ball and make a big play. Winning so many games in a row (eight) and doing something only a few teams from our school has done (reach the state semifinals) gives us a lot of confidence.”
I’m driving ... a Toyota Camry.
I need tickets to ... a Green Bay Packers game.
Jay Cutler is ... below average.
My favorite athlete is ... Aaron Rodgers.
Before a game, I’m listening to ... nothing; I stay to myself and get focused.
After a game, I’m eating ... at Roch’s in St. Joseph.
Who gave you the hardest hit you’ve taken? Derrick Graham from Clifton Central my freshman year
In five years ... Graduating college with a degree in engineering and moving on to bigger things in life
I sent my last text to ... group message with my teammates.
My first job was ... with a moving company,
St. Joseph-Ogden is ... a great place to go to school where we always have a ton of support for everything we do.
Honorable mention: Orion Ciota, St. Joseph-Ogden football; Chase Gadau, St. Joseph-Ogden football; Hunter Hart, St. Joseph-Ogden football; Jordan Hartman, St. Joseph-Ogden football; Steve Isbell, Cerro Gordo/DeLand-Weldon/Bement football; Connor Janes, St. Joseph-Ogden football; Dylan Koss, St. Joseph-Ogden football; Chase McNamara, Cerro Gordo/DeLand-Weldon/Bement football; Ethan Morton, Cerro Gordo/DeLand-Weldon/Bement football; Jake Pence, St. Joseph-Ogden football; Sean Reed, Cerro Gordo/DeLand-Weldon/Bement football; Wyatt Sage, St. Joseph-Ogden football; Dee Woods, Cerro Gordo/DeLand-Weldon/Bement football
Recently: Was a sectional champion in the 100-yard butterfly, posting a lifetime-best 59.84-second time while qualifying for state in an event in which she was seeded third.
In her own words: “This is the first season I’ve focused on the butterfly. We lost Audrey (Rodawig to graduation). It opened up a spot and gave me the opportunity to try it out, and it worked.”
I sent my last text to ... my boyfriend, Grey Schultz.
I’m driving ... a Chevy Cobalt.
I need tickets to ... a One Direction concert.
Favorite professional team ... Chicago Blackhawks
What I like about the butterfly ... The tempo of it; the stroke feels so natural
Before a meet, I’m ... not listening to music. I try to talk to teammates, get advice from Coach and try not think about it too much.
Afterward, I’m eating ... protein bars, pasta and always chocolate milk.
Next year ... I’ve applied to a bunch of Big Ten schools and don’t plan on swimming so far, majoring in either business or engineering.
In five years ... Graduating from college and working somewhere
Centennial is ... full of energy, a great school and a great learning environment.
Honorable mention: Johanna Bruens, Armstrong-Potomac basketball; Mattie Bumpus, Danville First Baptist basketball; Laura Crane, Prairie Central basketball; Claire Dickerson, Urbana Uni High swimming; Preslie Fletcher, Oakwood diving; Kristina Lee, Judah Christian basketball; Sara Lee, Urbana Uni High swimming; Claire Michael, Urbana Uni High swimming; Lauren Monahan, Urbana Uni High swimming; Maddie Nelson, Urbana Uni High swimming; Gabi Rajic, Urbana swimming; Madeline Swiersz, Danville swimming; Megan Tool, Clinton basketball