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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Hailee Thompson, Bonduel

05/30/2024, 1:30pm CDT
By Norbert Durst

The 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 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.

The Triple Threat Athlete of the Week is presented by the U.S. Marine Corps. The award recognizes student athletes who embody the spirit of teamwork, perseverance, and discipline across multiple sports. The mission of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Milwaukee is to find qualified men and women in Wisconsin and the surrounding area interested in becoming a United States Marine. Marines maintain the legacy of the Marine Corps by winning our nations battles and returning to their communities as quality citizens whether they are active duty or reservist. The coveted title of Marine applies only to those who graduate from the Recruit Depots or Officer Candidate School. RS Milwaukee will provide any qualified man or woman the opportunity to attend the training required to become a Marine - Enlisted or Officer.

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Name: Hailee Thompson

School: Bonduel High School 

Volleyball Honors: Four-year letter-winner for the Bears... three-year starter for coach Abby Reinke... three-time first-team all-CWC-East... CWC-East Player of the Year as a senior... WVCA Division 3 honorable mention all-state... over 2,000 career assists... school record-holder for career assists... two-time team MVP... two-time team captain... 

Basketball Honors: Four-year letter-winner for the Bears... two-year starter for coach Jerry Reinke... honorable mention all-conference as a junior... second-team all-CWC East as a senior... two-year team captain... named team MVP and team defensive MVP... the 5-4 guard averaged 9.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.3 steals per game for the 23-3 Bears...

Softball Honors: Four-year starter for the Bears... coached by Brad Grayvold and Kari Groeneveld... four-time unanimous first-team all-CWC East... honorable mention WFSCA all-district as a freshman... first-team WFSCA all-district as a sophomore and junior... second-team WFSCA all-state as a sophomore and junior... CWC-East Player of the Year as a junior and senior... four-time team MVP... three-time team captain... three-time team leader in batting average... program record-holder for home runs in a season and career... 

Favorite Sport (and why): "I love all three of my sports, but softball and volleyball have always held an extra special spot in my heart. Just due to the high intensity and cheering!"

Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "The best part of high school sports is the mark you get to leave on your community. I feel over the course of four years I have been able to help enhance the youth involvement and make sports a fun activity for all youth." 

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "This advice came from my basketball coach, Jerry Reinke, who said, 'Being a leader is not an easy task, it’s a lonely spot'. It made me realize that being a leader on my teams was not going to be an easy task, but being a leader is such an honor due to the fact that not many individuals can handle it."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "I have so many but I will narrow it down to two, first when we played Westfield my sophomore year in the sectional finals to go to state in basketball, the environment and fan support was insane! My second moment was my junior year when we played a very talented St. Mary Catholic team in volleyball. It was back and forth the entire game and the gym was packed! Also, this year when I found out I would be a scholar athlete was pretty amazing!"

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The work ethic and mindset you get to build. In sports (especially playing three) you have to work all the time if you want to succeed. Seeing all your hard work pay off in the end is another huge reason why I love playing three sports. Seeing my growth both physically and mentally over the past four years in high school is such an amazing thing that I will get to carry with me for the rest of my life."

Most Difficult Part of Playing Three Sports: "Time management, I was fortunate enough to get to play club volleyball and softball during my high school years and that made for some late nights. Juggling academics, athletics, and maintaining a good sleep schedule to stay healthy is challenging and yet very rewarding at the same time. It will definitely make my next four years easier as I already have learned how to manage my time wisely."

Favorite Opponent (and why): "Wittenberg-Birnamwood, no matter what sport it was the Chargers always gave us their best shot. We always had to work extra hard to come out on top in every sport." 

Favorite Professional Team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Sydney Hilley 

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers

Cumulative GPA: 3.9

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "Jaelyn Sivertson, we played the same three sports, and her tenacity along with her ability to excel in all three sports challenged me to achieve greatness and work harder in order to compete at the same level as her!"

Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "Kara Troxel and Carli Anderson. Kara was a senior when I was a freshman, she had taught me a lot about hard work and perseverance along with the traits of a good leader. Whereas Carli is in the same grade as me, and she did not get to see the court or field as much as she would have liked to; however, she inspired me by always showing up to practices, giving it her all, and being supportive to all her teammates while always having a smile on her face."

College Plans: "I plan to attend Lakeland University to play softball and volleyball while majoring in Sports Marketing and Leadership."

Activities Outside of Sports: "I love to go camping, spend time with my family and friends, along with playing sports in the backyard with my siblings!" 

Favorite TV Show: Vampire Diaries

Favorite Movie: Miracle Season 

Favorite Musical Artist: One Direction 

Favorite Subject: Science specifically Biology 

Favorite Restaurant: Red Rooster 

Favorite Website/App: Instagram 

Other Family Members: "Mom and dad (Janette and Troy Thompson), younger sister (Emery), and younger brother (Braedy)." 

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