Prep profile: Katie Bares, Ozaukee (with video)

Prep profile: Katie Bares, Ozaukee (with video)

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Prep profile: Katie Bares, Ozaukee (with video)

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Sista Kate

Sports Katie competes in

Soccer and basketball

Katie’s week

The senior has been a standout for Ozaukee, a team that consistently has been near or atop the state’s Division 3 soccer rankings this season. She leads the team in goals and assists, and registered a hat trick last week in a win against Sheboygan Christian.

All-time individual achievement

Making first-team all-conference freshman, sophomore and junior years

No. 1 athletic goal

To go to State this year and to continue to play soccer in college

Coach Eric Liebergen’s thoughts

“We’ve asked her to be a little bit more offensive this year. In the past, she’s been a central midfielder for us who would play a lot of defense out of her position as well, and she does great with transitions, which is so important for the midfield. … The great part about Katie’s game is she’s found ways to set other people up as well as create chances for herself.”

Katie’s thoughts

“Altogether, our team is just really — we communicate really well on the field. There’s no negative attitudes, really, we all have a good time together, that’s pretty much why we’re doing so well this year … I feel like I have a lot more confidence this year in myself, which compared to the last years I haven’t had as much. But I’ve been having a lot of good teammates to help me with my success for scoring and assisting.”

Katie’s favorites

Sport: Soccer

Pro/college athlete: Aaron Rodgers

Pro/college team: U.S. Women’s National Team soccer

Musical artist or group: Imagine Dragons

Song of all time: “Brighter Than the Sun” by Colbie Caillat

TV show: “Gossip Girl”

Movie: “She’s the Man”

Class: Anatomy and Physiology

Food: Chicken Alfredo

Saying or piece of advice: “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game” — Babe Ruth

Hobby: Hanging out with friends, watching Netflix and reading

What if …

You could be any celebrity on earth for a week. Who would it be? Alex Morgan

You could listen to a song minutes before the biggest athletic event of your life to get you hyped. What would it be? “I Love It” by Icona Pop

You could meet one famous person, a non-athlete, who would it be? Ellen Degeneres

Quick Q&A

Who inspires you most? My family

What is your dream vacation destination? Venice, Italy

Who’s the toughest opponent you have ever faced? A team from Japan at the Disney Soccer Showcase

What’s your No. 1 pet peeve? When people crack their knuckles

Why are sports important to you? Sports give you a sense of unity from being on a team. They also make you strive to do your best and make you push yourself to improve not only in sports but in all aspects of your life.

What’s your strength as a person? I always try to motivate my teammates to do the best of their ability and not give up.

What do you still need to work on? In soccer I still need to work on my shooting, but overall I need to try to not let the little things in life bother me.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? None

Top person you follow, or would follow, on Twitter? @SoccerGrlProbs

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