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Bug Tussel Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Laney Havlovitz, Wild Rose

11/04/2022, 12:30pm CDT
By Norbert Durst

The Bug Tussel Triple Threat Athlete of the Week is an honor given on to the top senior boys and girls three-sport athletes in the state. Players are recognized each week on WSN, with the a boys and girls winner of the Pat Richter Award at the end of the season to the best three-sport athlete of the year.

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Name: Laney Havlovitz 

School: Wild Rose 

Grad Year: 2023

Cross Country Honors: Four-year varsity runner for Wautoma/Wild Rose co-op... first-team all-South Central s a freshman, junior, and senior... second-team all-conference as a sophomore... state qualifier as a freshman and sophomore... team captain as a senior... coached by Robert Barbarich and Steve Yeska... 

Basketball Honors: Enters her senior year as a three-year varsity starter for the Wildcats... named first-team all-CWC South as a freshman, sophomore, and junior... conference player of the year as a junior... honorable mention WBCA All-State as a junior... team captain as a junior... team MVP as a sophomore and junior... led Wild Rose to conference championships as a freshman and junior... the 5-3 point guard averaged 23.4 points (11th in state), 7.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 7.0 steals (tied for 2nd in state) per game as a junior for the 22-2 Wildcats... 1,098 career points... coached by Brett Brooks... committed to play for head coach Lauren Busalacchi at NCAA Division III Ripon College... 

Softball Honors: Enters senior year as a two-year varsity starter... freshman year was canceled due to COVID-19... first-team all-CWC South as a sophomore and junior... named team MVP as a sophomore and junior... CWC South Player of the Year as a junior... first-team WFSCA All-District 2 Small Schools as a junior... honorable mention WFSCA All-State as a junior... team captain as a sophomore and junior... coached by her father Matt Havlovitz... 

Favorite Sport (and why): "Basketball, I’ve been playing this sport since I can remember; developing friendships and creating memories throughout these years has been something so unforgettable. From going to weekend-long tournaments, spending time in hotels states away with some of my best friends, to team dinners before regular High School games. Every moment whether it be on the court or not is always so enjoyable. Without basketball, I would not be the person I am today." 

Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "Being together as a team no matter what sport it is. Even though you go to school with the girls you participate with, you don’t necessarily have the opportunity to get to know each other. Participating in any sport allows you to meet new people and make memories together. I enjoy going into different seasons because it always entails spending the next few months with a different group of girls."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: “Not done yet” - My Softball Coach

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "Advancing to our first regional final game in softball last year for the first time in school history. A close second was our regional final game last year for basketball when we played Edgar, I’ve never witnessed an atmosphere and competition like it." 

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part about playing three sports is never having down time, you are constantly perfecting some skill no matter what season it may be." 

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of playing three sports is the physical demand it brings on your body." 

Favorite Opponent (and why): "My favorite opponent is Almond-Bancroft, no matter what type of game it is the stands are always packed, student sections are loud, and the game is always competitive." 

Favorite Professional Team: Milwaukee Bucks 

Favorite Professional Athlete: Michael Jordan

Favorite College Team: Duke 

Cumulative GPA: 4.03

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "Sami Miller from Pacelli, she always played locked-down defense which made it very hard to score against." 

Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "Anna Caswell and Orria Wood, Anna was a senior when I was a freshman, she was the girl you always looked up to and strived to be. Her leadership throughout the team is something I hope to emulate. Orria is the most kind-hearted person you will ever meet, she looked after everyone to make sure they were taken care of and did whatever the team needed to succeed." 

College Plans: "Attend Ripon College to further my education and play basketball while majoring in Veterinary Medicine." 

Activities Outside of Sports: "Hanging out with friends and family, usually partaking in any outdoor activities." 

I Find it Relaxing to: "Binge watch Netflix movies and shows."  

Favorite TV Show: iCarly 

Favorite Movie: Uncle Drew 

Favorite Musical Artist(s): Morgan Wallen and Taylor Swift 

Favorite Subject: English 

Favorite Restaurant: Jimmy Johns 

Favorite Website: Hudl or any shopping website.

Other Family Members: Andrea Havlovitz (Mom), Matt Havlovitz (Dad), Cali Havlovitz (Sister) 

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