Girls Athlete of the Week: Brianna VonWalde, Sauk Centre

Girls Athlete of the Week: Brianna VonWalde, Sauk Centre


Girls Athlete of the Week: Brianna VonWalde, Sauk Centre


* Year in school/sport: Senior forward on the girls basketball team.

* Highlights: VonWalde helped the Mainstreeters to Section 6-2A playoff wins over Melrose (71-47) and Osakis (46-39) last week.

* What has competing in athletics taught you? “It’s taught me a lot about working together as a team … to be organized and time management … and help make a lot of friends.”

* What’s your most memorable high school moment? “That’s going to be hard. We’ve had a lot of memorable moments. Probably playing in the state championship game last year. That was awesome playing in that game (Sauk Centre lost to Providence Academy).

* What’s your pre-game routine? “We listen to music when we’re getting ready. When everyone’s ready, we pray, do some cheers and if everyone’s into it, we dance.”

* What’s your most embarrassing high school moment? “Probably running down the court (in a game) and I tripped on my own feet. That was embarrassing.”

* Favorite food: Pasta.

* Favorite movie: Pitch Perfect.

* Favorite TV show: The Lying Game.

* Favorite Web site/video game: Facebook. She plays her brother in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on XBox occasionally.

* What are your post-high-school plans? “I plan to go to to SMSU in Marshall and major in accounting. I want to walk-on (in basketball) there.”

* What’s next? The second-seeded Mainstreeters (25-2) play top-seeded Staples-Motley (21-5) at 6 tonight in the subsection championship at 6 p.m. at St. John’s University in Collegeville.

“It’s going to be a tough game,” she said.

Sauk Centre beat Staples-Motley in the subsection final last year. The teams were supposed to play, but the game was postponed twice because of snow and eventually canceled.

— Tom Elliott


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