Congratulations to LizBeth Crosby and Trey Lewis for being chosen as PACA-Avera’s Athlete of the Week! Here are their nominations:
LizBeth Crosby (XC): This past week at the ESD XC Championships in Brandon Valley LizBeth placed 16th in the 5000-meter varsity race. LizBeth was just one place from being All-ESD. The thing that made this race so awesome was she was probably 30th on paper going into the race based on times coming into the ESD. LizBeth decided she had nothing to lose and went for it early and ran with other girls she has never ran with before. If you want to talk about determination and guts – that would this performance by LizBeth!!! LizBeth is only a freshman and has been either our first or second runner all season. I had a coach approach me during the race and asked me “who that first girl was from Pierre” because she ran a very aggressive race.
Trey Lewis (Football): Trey had a breakout game against Watertown putting on display the work he has put in throughout the course of a season where he has been banged up and trying to be patient to fully heal from an off-season injury rushing 18 times for 126 yards, 2 TD’s for a great average of 7 yards per carry. It’s not an easy thing to deal with an injury and especially to do so while not being able to practice or play. But Trey has stayed the course and continued to rehab to the best of his ability and had an amazing game that helped us defeat Watertown Friday night to keep us on track towards our team goals. We are very proud of Trey’s efforts as he was prepared for his moment when it came and made the most of it.