Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

Tristan Gurtler
Uni High, soccer

Recently: Goalie had four saves in a 2-1 sectional semifinal win and allowed no goals in a 3-0 title-game triumph against St. Joseph-Ogden.
In his own words: “I’ve had a lot of fun so far. It’s nice to be on a team that does well. I feel good that I’ve been contributing.”
I’m driving ... I don’t have my license yet but I do have a car: a Mazda3
I’m dying to see ... “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
I need concert tickets to ... Fleet Foxes
I’m always texting ... my mom
My first job ... I work as a referee for club soccer
I could make a field goal from ... I’ve never actually tried, but I’d guess a good 30 yards
My last goal ... probably when I was a little kid in White Heath
Uni High is ... a very eccentric place. There’s not one thing that I could say about it that would get everybody
Honorable mention: Saul Downie, Urbana soccer; Jeffrey Earnst, Arthur-Lovington cross-country; Clayton Fauver, Salt Fork football; Rylee Goodwin, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman football; Jesse Hahne, Schlarman Academy cross-country; Nick Hess, St. Thomas More cross-country; Matt Knipfer, St. Joseph-Ogden cross-country; Jonah Peoples, Centennial football; Paul Seeley, Urbana Uni High soccer; Andrew Shroyer, Mahomet-Seymour football; Forrest Smoes, Mahomet-Seymour cross-country; George Voulgaris, Urbana Uni High soccer; Devon Williams, Urbana football

Rowan Crozier
DeLand-Weldon, volleyball

Recently: Had 21 kills, six blocks and six digs as D-W (23-6) won the ECIC Tournament with a win against Decatur Lutheran.
In her own words: ... “This is one of the best seasons we have had. I am proud of my team. We all worked hard to get where we are right now and it’s really exciting.”
I’m driving ... 2007 Toyota Camry
I’m dying to see ... “Pitch Perfect” — again
I need concert tickets to ... Hunter Hayes
I’m always texting ... my friends and my mother
My first job ... working on a berry farm
In five years ... I’ll be graduating from college and becoming either a nutritionist or a physical trainer and hopefully moving to California.
My favorite athlete ... Anna Dorn, UI
My favorite gym is ... any that has Sport Court
DeLand-Weldon High is ... very small, but very welcoming and accepting of all different kinds of people
Honorable mention: Brett Bishop, Chrisman volleyball; ChaQuera Cross, Rantoul volleyball; Mercedes Elliott, Danville cross-country; Allison Hansen, Centennial tennis; Mikayla Jones, DeLand-Weldon volleyball; Katie Kulas, St. Thomas More volleyball; Rachael Lewis, Danville tennis; Rebecca Lewis, Danville tennis; Janelle Marion, Schlarman volleyball; Katherine Penwell, Champaign Central swimming; Alyssa Pridemore, St. Joseph-Ogden cross-country; Gabi Rajic, Urbana swimming; Maranda Witty, Bismarck-Henning volleyball

Sections (3):Prep Sports, Sports, Other

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