St. Mary Central's Kelly Conn jumps into the arms of Haley Thelen as they celebrate a victory against Winnebago Lutheran Academy last May.
Post-Crescent sports reporter Ricardo Arguello goes one-on-one with St. Mary Central senior forward Kelly Conn:
Q: You injured your leg during the basketball season. How did your rehab go and are you at 100 percent?
A: It was tough hurting my knee during my senior year of basketball. I was so worried that I wouldn't be back in time for soccer. I got to the doctor right away and they told me that basketball was out of the question for the rest of the season. I got into rehab right away and went two-to-three times a week. I did the exercises because I couldn't deal with sitting out during soccer. I got cleared the Friday before (soccer) two-a-days. I am at 100 percent with my knee. The only thing that has bothered me is that it has been sore after hard workouts, but other than that its back to new.
Q: What's the biggest difference between Kelly Conn, freshman starter, and Kelly Conn, senior starter?
A: I think that the biggest difference from when I was a freshman to now is that I take a bigger part in the team as a leader. I also think another big difference is how I see the field. I feel like I can see the field and the people around me better than what I did when I was a freshman.
Q: If you weren't competing in girls' soccer in the spring, would you be playing a different sport?
A: If girls' soccer was in the fall, I would probably be participating in track.
Q: Wow! You have just been awarded two VIP tickets to see any musical artist of your choice. Which artists would you see and whom would you take with you?
A: I would take my sister Leisa. She is my best friend in the entire world. She is always there for me whenever I need her. She is my biggest role model in my life. If we had to choose what musical artist we would go to, it would definitely be a Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean concert.
Q: It's favorites time! What's your favorite book?
A: "My Sister's Keeper."
Q: Favorite movie?
A: "Tommy Boy."
Q: Favorite TV show?
A: "Criminal Minds."
Q: Favorite aspect of St. Mary Central High School?
A: My favorite aspect of SMC is how small of a school we are. It's nice to know everybody at our school by name and can talk to our teachers one-on-one and get individual help if needed.
Q: Favorite vacation hot spot?
A: "Orlando, Florida."
Q: Favorite meal prepared by mom?
A: My mom's homemade macaroni. The best!
Q: Favorite sports memory?
A: My favorite spots memory was when we won in the last three seconds at Green Bay NEW Lutheran. The reason why this was my favorite memory was because we were wearing orange tape, shoe laces and head bands for Brandon Willems, and we were tied down to the last three seconds of the game when Leisa shot and scored in the final seconds of the game. It will be a game that I will never forget.
Q: Favorite childhood toy?
A: My favorite childhood toy would have to be our Playskool microphone. Leisa and I loved to sing, especially Shania Twain.
Q: Oh no! You're stranded on a desert island! You have plenty of food and water, but you are allowed three items to have with you. What would those three things be?
A: The first item that I would bring would be my phone. Another item that I would bring would be my iPod and the last thing that I would bring would be a soccer ball so I wouldn't get bored.
Q: What's the future hold for you? Where will you be going to school and will you be competing in athletics? Any thoughts on a major?
A: I am going to be attending the University of Wisconsin-Stout. I will be competing in soccer. I am thinking about either majoring in graphic design or early education. I haven't made my decision yet.
- Ricardo Arguello: 920-993-1000, ext. 558, or email@example.com; On Twitter @PCRicardo