This week's Pirates of the Week are Jaden Lubarski, Mackenze Epema, Noah Dragseth, Karly Resendiz, Elysa Christensen and Fallon Johnson.

Football

Jaden Lubarski - Sr. WR/S

    Head Coach Scott Butt says, “Jaden is an outstanding student athlete. Jaden was excellent on both offense and defense for us last Friday. He is a quiet leader.”

Girls’ Soccer

Mackenze Epema - So. F/MF/D

    Head Coach Sarah Reese says, “She is a highly adaptable player who has the unique ability to successfully play in multiple positions. She is always up for the challenge and moves swiftly to each position she is asked to play - putting the team’s best interests as her top priority. From forward attacker to midfield and back to stopper (defense), she plays with enthusiasm, grit and always has a smile.”

Boys’ Soccer

Noah Dragseth - So. D/MF

    Head Coach Don Cox says, “Noah doesn’t get a lot of press, but this year, he’s coming around more. We’ve been playing him some on the back line, where he uses his size and speed to augment our defense. Sometimes he’ll move up a level and play some defending midfield position where he has to cover more territory and can move forward and back to protect the net as well as help with some attacks. He’ll cover a midfield spot to give someone a short break. He brings a lot of energy to the position and puts a lot of effort out there for the team.”

Volleyball

Karly Resendiz - Sr. Student Manager

    Head Coach Ashley Stopa says, “Karly Resendiz is our standout senior manager this year.  She has supported the team with inspiration on the bench and diligence in stats, book and overall game management. Karly is a very hard working, responsible senior who makes our season run smoothly. We appreciate everything Karly has done and continues to do for our program.”

Girls’ Tennis

Elysa Christensen - Sr.

    Head Coach Mike Geffre says, “Elysa has been in our program since seventh grade. She is a very consistent player who puts a lot of tennis balls on the court. Elysa has played both singles and doubles this year and gives us more flexibility in how to use our lineup. As the season progresses, Elysa will be one of the people we will be counting on to fill some big spots on our roster.”

Girls’ Swimming

Fallon Johnson - 8th Grade

    Assistant Coach Aly Bergstrom says, “Fallon is an eighth grader this year, and she has had a phenomenal season so far. Fallon showed significant time drops in each of her events during the last meet in Fosston. She swam the 200 Freestyle and the 100 Freestyle. She dropped over five seconds off of her seed time in each of those events. That is an impressive way to start out the season. I look forward to watching Fallon throughout the season as she continues to improve.”

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