ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week
On Friday, we sent David McCoy to watch Hopkins take on Maranatha Christian Academy. We’ve got that game, and loads of other winter sports highlights.
It may be a frozen Friday night outside, but arenas throughout the state were heated up by boys’ high school hockey action. David McCoy was in Lakeville, and reported on our featured game: Lakeville North vs. Benilde.We also had cameras capturing the other hockey showdowns.One of the many standout performers at last week’s Prep Bowl was a running back who became a quarterback, then became a big playmaker. The ASPIRE Athlete of the Week is St. Croix Lutheran’s David Ponath.
One of the many standout performers at last week’s Prep Bowl was a running back who became a quarterback, then became a big playmaker. St. Croix Lutheran’s David Ponath is the ASPIRE Athlete of the Week.
Kira Zubar walks down the halls of Eden Prairie High School as a champion. She captured the 500 meter title at the state swim meet. And she is, in part, motivated by her mother, who suffers from multiple sclerosis. Watch the video to see Mike Max’s profile of our outstanding Athlete of the Week!
She is the type of player you want as a teammate, the type that puts up numbers and makes people better. That’s why Alexis Joyce from Lakeville North is our Aspire Athlete of the Week.
She’s a leader on the court, and in the classroom. Two-time state champion Sonya Das from St. Paul Academy and Summit School is focused on her game and her future. Her determination to excel is just one of the reasons why she’s our ASPIRE Athlete of the Week.
Eastview is the defending state champ in boys soccer. And they’re in the state semifinals this year. But neither of those things would be true if it weren’t for this week’s ASPIRE Athlete of the Week – Jack Teske.
While no games were played Friday night, we have a bunch of great stories in the videos below.
She’s one of the best at making her teammates better. Megan Pekarek holds her school’s volleyball assists record. It’s one of many reasons she was our Aspire Athlete of the Week.
Friday’s warm but windy weather set the conditions for an amazing night of high school football. WCCO-TV had cameras at many of the big games, and John Lauritsen reported our featured game: Lourdes vs. the unbeaten Kasson-Mantorville.
You’ll get a kick out of this week’s ASPIRE Athlete of the Week. He does not one, but two fall sports. Chanhassen’s Xander Neve loves to play soccer and he loves to lead.
Emi Trost excels for Cannon Falls cross country – she’s been ranked No. 1 in Class A all year – and yet she also thrives in the classroom. But this week’s ASPIRE Athlete of the Week doesn’t even attend her local high school.
East Ridge’s Nick Leach turned heads as one of the state’s leading rushers, and the following is why he was named the ASPIRE Athlete of the Week for Sept. 27. Racking up 200 yard a game is no sweat for Leach.
Record-setting volleyball star Emma Hughes of New Prague is the Sept. 20 Aspire Athlete of the Week.
She loves the game – and has since she first started. “It started in sixth grade when I tried out for JO volleyball,” she said. “I was the youngest and I got put on a higher team. I loved it from the beginning.”
WCCO is teaming with Aspire Sports Drinks to honor an Athlete of the Week. This week, travel to take you to Benilde St. Margaret’s, home of an athletic quarterback named Keaton Studsrud. “He’s got a lot of football smarts, doesn’t make a lot of mistakes and we put a lot on him — a lot of reads he has to make,” coach Jon Hanks said.
ASPIRE Beverage Company recognizes the top-performing high school athletes in Minnesota with selection criteria that honors “greatness” demonstrated by high school seniors in four areas: athletics, academics, community involvement and character. The ASPIRE Athlete of the Week program will run throughout the entire school year.