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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Raegan Sorensen, Unity

12/11/2020, 11:15am CST
By Norbert Durst

Name: Raegan Sorensen 
School: Unity High School 
Year: Senior 

Volleyball Honors: Four-year starter for the Eagles... coached by Louis Colletti... named Lakeland West second-team all-conference as a junior... team captain as a junior and senior... selected first-team all-conference as a senior and finished with a school-record 182 kills... 

Basketball Honors: Four-year starter and three-year team captain for coach Joe Tilton and the Eagles... three-time first-team all-Lakeland West selection... Lakeland West Player of the Year as a sophomore and co-player of the year as a junior... surpassed 1,000 career points and earned honorable mention WBCA Division 4 all-state as a junior... averaged 19.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 5.3 steals per game as junior... 

Track & Field Honors: Holds the school record in the pole vault... she set the record as a freshman with a vault of 9 foot, 6 inches, and broke it again as a sophomore (10' 6")... in two years has earned been a conference, regional, and sectional pole vault champion... placed third at the WIAA State Track & Field Meet as a freshman and sophomore... 

Favorite Sport (and why): "My favorite sport is basketball. I have been playing basketball since second grade, and I enjoy every moment of the game. I especially enjoyed traveling the country playing for the Minnesota Heat AAU team and meeting new teammates and friends." 

Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "I think the best part of high school sports is the time I get to spend with my teammates and the places I have been with them. I also enjoy working as team to improve ourselves and enjoy accomplishing goals including a basketball sectional final appearance as the furthest a Unity girls basketball team ever went." 

Best Advice from a High School Coach: ‘’Don’t let what you aren’t good at take over what you are good at!”

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "This was definitely the night I scored my 1,000th point with all my family and many, many friends supporting me in the stands."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "I think the best part of playing three sports is the challenge that comes along with it. Every few months the goal setting begins again!"

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of playing three sports, especially in the spring with AAU basketball and track at the same time, is missing some important events in life. Tough choices have to be made."

Favorite Opponent (and why): "Somerset is my favorite team to play because one of my best friends from the Minnesota Heat plays against us!" 

Favorite Professional Team: "My favorite professional team is the Minnesota Lynx. My youth basketball team watched many games together, and one time I was even chosen as the ball girl and had a moment in the spotlight!"

Favorite Professional Athlete: "I am Packer fan, and so I will go with Aaron Rodgers!"

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers

Cumulative GPA: 3.9

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "I have competed against Division I college recruits in AAU basketball and have watched those same players in the MN State Basketball Tournaments. I know how good they are!"

Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "I admire all my senior teammates as we go through the tough times of a pandemic with our heads held high!"

College Plans: "I am undecided on a school yet but am looking to go into teaching and play some college basketball and possibly track."

Activities Outside of Sports: "Hunting, fishing, trap shooting, student council, youth group, and NHS."

I Find it Relaxing to: "Anytime spent outdoors is relaxing to me!"

Favorite TV Show: Friends

Favorite Movie: 4 Minute Mile 

Favorite Musical Artist: Luke Combs

Favorite Subject: Phy. Ed

Favorite Restaurant: Applebee’s

Favorite Website: Quizlet

Other Family Members: "My parents are Jim and Melinda. I have a brother Colton and a sister Raelin."

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