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Triple Threat of the Week: Christonna Shafranski, Pacelli

01/05/2017, 11:30am CST
By Norbert Durst

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Triple Threat is an honor given on WisSports.net to the top senior boys and girls three sport athletes in the state.

Name: Christonna Shafranski 
School: Pacelli 
Year: Senior 

Cross Country Honors: Four-year letterwinner for coach Eugene Trzebiatowski and the Cardinals...state qualifier as a senior...second team all-CWC...captain junior and senior year...second team all-conference as a junior...freshman year was named team MVP, reached state, honorable mention all-conference, and named to academic team. 

Basketball Honors: Three-year letterwinner entering her senior year for the Cardinals...honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore and junior...named team captain as a junior and senior...Sentry Classic All-Tournament Team junior year.

Softball Honors: Three-year letterwinner for coach Ann Molski and the Cardinals entering her senior year...first team all-CWC 8 as a junior...honorable mention WFSCA all-District...team MVP...team-leader in RBI (31), hits (35), and runs (25) as a junior.

Favorite Sport (and why): "Cross Country and Softball are tied for first. I love cross country because it is both an individual and team sport. It makes you push yourself and test your mental and physical limits. Softball is more of a team sport and I have been playing since preschool. I love all parts of the game from working with teammates to get an out to battling at the plate."

Best Part of High School Sports: "It allows me to do something I love with my friends on a competitive level. It really teaches me about myself and my friends and how to handle different situations. We have learned how to support each other in wins and losses."  

Best Advice from a High School Coach: “No one better kid” - Softball Coach-Ann Molski. "It seems like simple words and I know she says them to a lot of players, but when I am up to bat it puts me in the right state of mind. It is not necessarily the words, but the way they are said and the meaning behind them. She knows me and has confidence in what I can do."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "The most memorable moment of high school sports was during my junior year hitting a walk off homerun to win the conference championship against Weyauwega-Fremont in extra innings. This game had been called in tie in the fifth inning and we had to finish the last two innings on a separate day. The stakes going into the last two innings were high. It was a crazy and exciting experience that rarely happens." 

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part of playing three sports is getting to spend time with my friends and create memories together. Hopefully, I will be able to make it four sports this year."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "There is less time to study for school, but it really allows you to learn on how to manage your time."  

Favorite Opponent: "Weyauwega-Fremont during softball season because the last three years it has come down to Pacelli or Weyauwega for the conference championship. They have won twice but we went on to play at State both years. Then we won and “Wega” beat us to go onto State last year. It is very competitive but I really love being involved in these close games."

Favorite Professional Team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite Professional Athlete: "Steph Curry because of his strong religious beliefs along with his motivation to be exceptional." 

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers Basketball

Cumulative GPA: 4.2 

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against: "Kylie Akey. I have played against her in basketball and softball during the school year. I have also played with her in travel softball. She is a tough competitor, but more importantly she is kind and has great sportsmanship."

Most Admired High School Teammate: "I admire so many, but my sisters have inspired me so much. My older sister, Sami Kay, graduated in 2015. She was a great role model of positive energy, team player, and dedication. My younger sister, Teesa, will graduate in 2019.  She is fearless, resilient, and ultra competitive while also being the sweetest off the field of play."

College Plans: "University of Upper Iowa, NCAA Division II. I will be majoring in Biology, running cross country, and playing softball."

Activities Outside of Sports: "I enjoy spending time with family and friends and being active with things like fishing, skiing, traveling, hiking, boating, playing board games, sitting around the fire, and trying new things."

I Find it Relaxing to: "I find it relaxing to work on art projects, watch sports, and spend time with people who make me laugh."

Favorite TV Show: One Tree Hill 

Favorite Movie: Blindside 

Favorite Musical Artist: Brad Paisley 

Favorite Subject: "My favorite subject is science especially, biology and anatomy." 

Favorite Restaurant: "My favorite restaurant is Matsu Ya in Stevens Point. It has great sushi."

Favorite Website: Facebook

Other Family Members: Parents: Lisa and Jim; Sisters: Sami Kay (older) and Teesa (younger)

(If you'd like to nominate a senior three-sport female athlete from Wisconsin for the Triple Play Triple Threat feature, please contact Norbert Durst at norbert.durst@sportsengine.com).

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