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PACS Athletics Family Spotlight - October 2021

 

AddyDana

 

Grade/Sport: Senior, Varsity Soccer 

 

Your Sports Hero and why: My father, he has coached soccer since I was 9 and he is the reason I play 

 

Favorite Food: Paulanjo's Pizza 

 

Favorite Local Eatery: LD’s on the River 

 

Favorite Sports Moment: Beating Fabius-Pompey in overtime this year 

 

How does Athletics make you a better student or person? Athletics teaches perseverance and leadership

 

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski:  The sports teams at Pulaski are like little families

 


 

SeanMcGregor

 

Grade/Sport: Senior, Varsity Cross Country

 

Your Sports Hero and why: I do not have a specific sports hero, but I would probably go with Ken Block, Rallycross driver - he continues to make himself better and constantly gives back to people with fundraisers, giveaways and raffles

 

Favorite Food: Crispy Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla  

 

Favorite Local EateryLakeside Restaurant 

 

Favorite Sports Moment: Going undefeated 4 years in a row in Cross Country 

 

How does Athletics make you a better student or person? It makes me a much better team player/leader and helps me to adapt to being more persistent and staying with tough things longer 

 

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: Witnessing and being a part of the dedication to Pulaski athletics and support from the coaches and athletes

 


 

ElainaDerr

 

Grade/Sport: Senior, Varsity Cross Country 

 

Your Sports Hero and why: Michael Phelps - because he has won so many medals 

 

Favorite Food: Spaghetti 

 

Favorite Local Eatery: The Riverhouse 

 

Favorite Sports Moment: I don’t really have a favorite

 

How does Athletics make you a better student or person?  It keeps me driven and focused 

 

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: The rush you get in competing in your sport 

 


 

CaseyWilson

Grade/Sport: Senior, Varsity Football

 

Your Sports Hero and why: Mats Zuccarello because he shows me that size does not matter, it's the fight that matters 

 

Favorite Food: Chicken Alfredo

 

Favorite Local Eatery: Stefano's

 

Favorite Sports Moment: Winning our Senior game with the classmates I grew up with 

 

How does Athletics make you a better student or person? It really helped me learn about hardship and to be open minded

 

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: I see the same kids in school that I see on the sports teams and it really brings us closer and I have made strong friendships 

 


 

ChrissyMintonye


Grade/Sport: Junior, Varsity Cross Country 

 

Your Sports Hero and why: Sue Bird because she inspires me to be a better athlete

 

Favorite Food: Quesadillas  

 

Favorite Local Eatery: Millhouse 

 

Favorite Sports Moment: Winning League Champs twice in Track

 

How does Athletics make you a better student or person? Athletics helps me stay productive

 

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: Becoming closer with my teammates

  


 

OwenIsgar

 

Grade/Sport: Senior, Varsity Football

 

Your Sports Hero and why: Brian Dawkins because he likes to hit hard like me 

 

Favorite Food: Venison

 

Favorite Local Eatery: Pastabilities 

 

Favorite Sports Moment: When the Eagles won the Superbowl

 

How does Athletics make you a better student or person?  Athletics keep me sane and out of trouble - I can take my frustrations out on the field - I also know the game of football very well and that helps makes it easier for me to be a better player 

 

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: The support of the coaching staff and how much they do for us




 

IsabellaPierce

 

Grade/Sport: Senior, Varsity Tennis 

 

Your Sports Hero and why: Serena Williams, She got me into Tennis, and is a big inspiration

 

Favorite Food: Sushi

 

Favorite Local Eatery: Byrne Dairy (Love their Paninis)

 

Favorite Sports Moment: Personal Best in Track & Field w/a sectional qualifying throw at our last meet of the year 

 

How does Athletics make you a better student or person? It motivates me to come to school everyday, I always look forward to playing tennis after school with my friends

 

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: The connections you make with and grow with the people on your team that lasts in the off season

 


 

CollinManeeley

 

Grade/Sport: Sophomore, Varsity Cross Country 

 

Favorite Food: Spicy Nacho Doritios

 

Favorite Local Eatery: Stefanos 

 

Favorite Sports Moment: Our VVS meet - it was the last 100 meters and I did an all out sprint and passed 3 runners and did not let anyone pass me

 

How does Athletics make you a better student or person? Being part of the team makes me a better person and the competition keeps me striving to improve in all aspects of my life 

 

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski:  the close friendships made from being part of the team

 


 

JuliannaHefti

Grade/Sport: Senior, Varsity Tennis 

 

Your Sports Hero and why: Michael Jordan because he always gave his all

 

Favorite Food: Mashed potatoes with gravy

 

Favorite Local Eatery: Artie's Hometown Diner 

 

Favorite Sports Moment: Serena Williams winning her first grand slam at 17 years old

 

How does Athletics make you a better student or person? It makes me better at time management

 

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski:  The teams are smaller so you develop really close friendships 

 


 

OliviaManeeley

Grade/Sport: Sophomore, Varsity Soccer 

 

Your Sports Hero and why: Tessa Eisel, she has taught me so much, has been a great role model on the team and I look up to her like a sister 

 

Favorite Food: Ice Cream 

 

Favorite Local Eatery: Artie's Hometown Diner

 

Favorite Sports Moment: Winning the Fabius-Pompey game 

 

How does Athletics make you a better student or person? Gives me something to look forward to for after school and is a great stress reliever

 

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: Best part of being a Pulaski Athlete is having an amazing team acting as family and supporting me on and off the field