Student Athlete of the Month: South Windsor’s Wnuck

Kristen has played varsity field hockey for three years, starting for two of them and was a member of the CC-All Academic Team all three seasons. In the classroom, she has won the St. Michaels Book Award for Leadership and Service, is in the National Honor Society, is a CAPT scholar, an AP Scholar and has grades that find her on the high honor roll every year.
How Kristen prepares before a game: Some days I listen to my own music to motivate myself and think about what I want to focus on for the game. Other days I talk, joke around, and listen to loud music with my team- all the energy gets me really excited and ready to play.
How Kristen has improved this off-season: I worked on conditioning during the offseason to improve my overall fitness and endurance. Towards the end of our season we have a lot of games in a short amount of time, and conditioning definitely pays off.
Kristen’s most memorable moment as a Bobcat: My most memorable moment in my high school uniform is our game last year against Glastonbury. Two years ago we lost to them 0-1 after a hard-fought game, and we came out last year ready to get the win. It was one of the best games I’ve seen our team play, and it was so amazing to beat them on their field – it was our first victory against them in our program’s history! We were all so pumped up afterwards.
Why Kristen is excited for 2013-14: We’re about halfway into our season now, and our record doesn’t really reflect the hard work that we’ve put in or the close games that we’ve had. I’m excited to see our team keep working harder to show everyone how successful we can be, and to see us do well in states.
Kristen’s plans after she graduates: My top choices right now are Boston College, UConn, and Colby College. I’m hoping to still play field hockey at some level.

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