The Pirates of the Week are Joe Doda, Rachel Hefta, Kylee Meier, Olivia Huck, Jacob Brunelle, Catherine Tiedemann and Elizabeth Erdman.

Football
Joey Doda - Jr. RB/LB

    Head Coach Scott Butt says, “Joey played an outstanding game on both sides of the ball on Friday night. Joey rushed the ball extremely well with 40 yards, he blocked great, had five tackles on defense and played very well in pass coverage. Joey is a young man that is very driven to succeed. He gives everything he has on the field.”

Volleyball
Rachel Hefta - Sr. MB

    Head Coach Ashley Stopa says, “Rachel is a senior who has been asked to step into a new role this year playing all the way around, changing hitting spots and being a leader on and off the court. She has tallied 223 kills just this year with a impressive hitting efficiency. In the three years I have coached Rachel, I have seen her grow both as a volleyball player and a leader. Rachel is always the first one in the gym and last one out. As a program, we will miss her dedication to the sport as it has been contagious.”

Boys’ Soccer
Jacob Brunelle - Jr. MF

    Head Coach Don Cox says, “Jacob has a lot of speed and a very good field sense. He’s got good foot skills and can get down to the box fast for us. He makes good plays and has very good shots: 50 percent success rate. Jacob also does a great job passing the ball to set up opportunities for us on the far post and in the middle of the field. He’s a team player who moves the ball to the best spot to help the team get that one most important goal. Unselfish, yet fast and aggressive when he needs to be. A unique combination in today’s high school soccer player.”

Girls’ Soccer
Olivia Huck - Fr. D
Kylee Meier - Jr. D/GK

    Head Coach Sarah Reese says, “This past week, we changed up Kylee’s and Olivia’s positions on the field. Kylee is now playing sweeper and Olivia as outside defense. Both played stellar and certainly contributed to our win on Saturday.”

Girls’ Tennis
Catherine Tiedemann - So.

    Head Coach Mike Geffre says, “Catherine has been with our varsity for four years. This year she had to make a big jump from four singles to number one. Catherine has made some big improvements in her game over the last couple of weeks. She has improved her net game and consistency. Catherine will be one of several players we will be counting on to lead us in the post season.”

Girls’ Swimming
Elizabeth Erdman - Jr.

    Assistant Coach Aly Bergstrom says, “Elizabeth is no stranger to the team as a junior. She has really been dropping her times down over the last few meets. She just brought her 500 freestyle closer to breaking the six-minute mark during last Saturday's meet in Fosston. Elizabeth is a swimmer that is capable of performing well in a variety of events. It is great to have an athlete with such diverse skills. With a handful of weeks left in the season, there is still a lot of time to see more time cuts. I look forward to seeing Elizabeth's continued improvement as the season continues.”

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