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PACS Athletics Family Spotlight - September 2021

 

Luke


Grade/Sport: Junior, Varsity Cross Country

Your Sports Hero and why: My parents, who run ultra marathons, show how much more people can do than they think they can

Favorite Food: Krispy Kreme Donuts

Favorite Local Eatery: The Millhouse Market

Favorite Sports Moment: Racing an Amish horse and buggy during practice

How does Athletics make you a better student or person? Running clears my head and keeps me focused

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: How fun it is to be on the cross country team

 


 Ciarra


Grade/Sport: Senior, Varsity Cross Country

Your Sports Hero and why: Steve Prefontaine, he gave running his all from start to finish and he was an underdog. He broke many records

Favorite Food: Raspberry Crisp

Favorite Local Eatery: The Elms Restaurant

Favorite Sports Moment: Going to state qualifying tournament for the 4 x 4

How does Athletics make you a better student or
person? It teaches me to have a hard work ethic and give me better management skills

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: The coaches and the friendships I have gained

 


 Austin

 

Grade/Sport: Senior, Varsity Football

Your Sports Hero and why: Patrick Mahomes - because he has brought me a lot of recent happiness

Favorite Food:  Meatloaf

Favorite Local Eatery:  LD’s on the Water

Favorite Sports Moment: 2021 AFC Divisional  Kansas City vs. the Cleveland Browns - The Chad Henne 3rd & 24 to seal the game

How does Athletics make you a better student or
Person? Athletics teaches me how to handle adversity and a hard work mentality for school and life

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski:  The fans - they are alway supportive and cheerful!


 Haylee


Grade/Sport: Senior, Varsity Soccer

Your Sports Hero and why: Hilary Knight because she is an amazing hockey player and has expanded womens sports

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Local Eatery: LD’s

Favorite Sports Moment: Scoring the overtime goal to beat Fabius Pompey

How does Athletics make you a better student or
Person?  It makes me a better student because it can show you how to balance school and sports

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski:  The positivity is the best part

 


 Karlee

 

Grade/Sport: Freshman, Varsity Cross Country

Your Sports Hero and why: Patrick Mahomes because he shows hard work and team work every game.

Favorite Food: Mac N Cheese

Favorite Local Eatery: The Elms Restaurant

Favorite Sports Moment: When the Chiefs won the Super Bowl

How does Athletics make you a better student or
Person? It helps me stay on top of my school work

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: Having a team that you know you can go to if you need anything

 


 Tessa


Grade/Sport: Senior, Varsity Soccer

Your Sports Hero and why: I do not have a favorite sports hero but I have always looked up to Sally Wise, a former volleyball coach, for showing me how to persevere and become a leader

Favorite Food: Cucumbers

Favorite Local Eatery: Dragon Garden

Favorite Sports Moment: When Sarah Fuller became the first woman to score in a power 5 game at Vanderbilt

How does Athletics make you a better student or
Person? Playing sports gives me something to look forward to after school, and helps me set goals to become a better student - ex: Scholar Athlete

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: Becoming such close friends with everyone on each team that I am on and always knowing that we have each others back in or out of season

 


 Holly


Grade/Sport: Senior, Varsity Tennis

Your Sports Hero and why: Naomi Osaka because she is an actual human who struggles with mental health and she stays loyal to her Haitian roots and helps support her country

Favorite Food: My mom's homemade chicken riggies

Favorite Local Eatery: Dragon Garden

Favorite Sports Moment: My game at Westhill this year, we went into a third set and the lasted 2 ½ hours

How does Athletics make you a better student or
Person? It makes me a calmer person and more of a leader

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: All of the opportunities. You can join any sport and the team will welcome you and help you be your best

 


 Patience


Grade/Sport: Sophomore, Varsity Tennis

Your Sports Hero and why: My Sports hero is Brett Favre, he was the most consistent and best player that will ever play on the Green Bay Packers

Favorite Food: Spaghetti

Favorite Local Eatery: I always love to eat at Vona’s

Favorite Sports Moment: My favorite sports moment is when the two men competing for the gold medal high jump ended up sharing the gold medal with each other instead

How does Athletics make you a better student or
Person? Athletics makes me a better person by teaching me how to push myself to the limits in order to achieve my success

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: I absolutely adore the coach and my teammates. They are all like family and I would not trade them for the world

 


 Ben

 

Grade/Sport: Sophomore, Varsity Cross Country

Your Sports Hero and why: Mr. Jones, because he is my coach and is a great coach

Favorite Food: Garlic Pizza

Favorite Local Eatery: Steph's Place

Favorite Sports Moment: When a few of my teammates and I raced an Amish buggy during practice

How does Athletics make you a better student or
Person? Being an athlete is great because, first of all, it makes you fit, and you feel better afterward. We get to meet a ton of guys from other schools who are great athletes

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: There are a lot of great people on the XC team and I have fun hanging out and running with them

 


 Trevor


Grade/Sport: Senior, Varsity Football

Your Sports Hero and why: Lebron James because he was in a small, not very well known town just like I am, and now he is one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Favorite Food: Mac N Cheese

Favorite Local Eatery: The Dragon Garden

Favorite Sports Moment: David Tyree helmet catch in Super Bowl XLVI

How does Athletics make you a better student or
Person? It makes me look forward to something after school and all the things we practice and run. It teaches us about life. Not everything is going to be easy, you have to work for it

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: Small school and everyone knows each other and that make our team closer than most