Prep Profile: New Holstein's Karissa Preston

Prep Profile: New Holstein's Karissa Preston


Prep Profile: New Holstein's Karissa Preston


Karissa Preston poses for a Prep Profile picture.

Karissa Preston poses for a Prep Profile picture.

Sports Karissa competes in

Volleyball, basketball and soccer

Karissa’s week

Preston scored both of New Holstein’s goals in a 2-0 win over Winnebago Lutheran in a non-conference match on Tuesday.



All-time team sports achievement

Being a part of the state runner-up team in girls soccer last year.

All-time individual achievement

“Winning the Team Heart Award sophomore year.”

No. 1 athletic goal

“I’m playing in college in the fall and I would really like to be prepared.”

Coach Nate Laabs’ thoughts

“We lost a lot of seniors from last year and she has done a good job of stepping up and taking that leadership role. She’s incredibly helpful. She’s willing to do anything to help me out. It’s always great to have people like that. And she just has a great enthusiasm for the game and that can be really contagious. She just loves soccer.”

Karissa’s favorites

Sport: Soccer

Pro/college athlete: Frank Kaminsky

Pro/college team: Wisconsin Badgers

Song of all time: “Heart of a Champion,” Nelly

TV Show: “The Walking Dead”

Class: Biology

Saying or piece of advice: “Make the best out of it.”

What if …

You could be any celebrity on earth for a week. Who would it be? Mia Hamm

You could listen to a song minutes before the biggest athletic event of your life to get you hyped. What would it be? “Heart of a Champion,” Nelly

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

Quick Q&A

Who inspires you most? My mother

What is your dream vacation destination? Australia

Who’s the toughest opponent you have ever faced? Plymouth girls soccer

What do you want to do for a living? Nursing

What is your No. 1 pet peeve? Bad manners

What’s your strength as a person? Work ethic

What do you still need to work on? Being more flexible.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? “I have to braid about five people’s hair … so that is one. And eating Subway before every game.”

Top person you follow, or would follow on Twitter? “My social studies teacher. He’s pretty funny.”


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