MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Caleb Taylor, Marian Central
Marian Central won Johnsburg’s Rigby Shootout over the weekend without allowing a goal in regulation play to go 3-0. The only scores came in a penalty-kick shootout with Wauconda, which the Hurricanes won, 4-3. Goalkeeper Caleb Taylor stood out for the ‘Canes, with 20 saves in the last two games.
Taylor was voted as the Northwest Herald Male Athlete of the Week by readers for his performance. He answered a few questions from Northwest Herald sports writer Joe Stevenson.
What was most memorable about you and your team’s performance last weekend?
Taylor: We walked away from our first tourney 3-0 and no goals scored on us in regulation.
What is a song you usually listen to before a game?
Taylor: Probably anything by producer Lil Tecca.
Who is your favorite professional athlete?
Taylor: David de Gea, the goalkeeper for Manchester United.
What was the last really good book you read?
Taylor: “The Walking Dead Graphic Novel.”
How many times a day do you tweet?
Taylor: Maybe once or twice, by sometimes I’m just retweeting stuff.
What is your soap opera name be (your middle name and the street you live on)?
Taylor: Michael Lawndale.
What is a sport you were never good at?
Taylor: Baseball. I was never patient enough to wait for the ball to be hit to me.
What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
Taylor: When people say they’re going to do something and they don’t.
If you had to sing karaoke in front of the student body, what song are you picking?
Taylor: “Hello Sunshine” by Bruce Springsteen.
Who would be your No. 1 pick in an NFL fantasy draft?
Taylor: JuJu Smith-Schuster.
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Siobhan Stoll, Marian Central
Marian Central senior Siobhan Stoll had a breakthrough track and field season in the spring and followed with a strong summer of training.
Stoll kicked off her cross country season in a big way, winning the McHenry County Cross Country Meet on Saturday at Crystal Lake’s Veteran Acres Park. Stoll finished in 19:24, 22 seconds ahead of Crystal Lake South’s Mackenzie Aldridge, the defending champ.
Stoll was voted as the Northwest Herald Female Athlete of the Week by readers and answered a few questions from sports writer Joe Stevenson.
What was most memorable about your performance last weekend?
Stoll: That hill at the end (about 200 meters from the finish). We’re not used to that. And the course in general was memorable. We’ve never had county there, so it was fun.
What is your favorite wild animal?
Stoll: I like sea animals, so whales, they’re pretty cool.
What is your dream job?
Stoll: Right now, I’d like to study genetics in medicine.
If you could spend a day with anyone from history, who would it be?
Stoll: Joan or Arc or Rosalind Franklin.
What do you eat on the morning before races?
Stoll: Peanut butter toast with bananas.
What do you like best about racing?
Stoll: I like the team aspect of it. It’s an individual sport, but it’s enjoyable after the race to be with the team.
What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you in competition?
Stoll: I tend to go the wrong way a lot. I kind of went the wrong way last week. I’m prone to sometimes getting lost.
What sport that you don’t play would you be good at?
Stoll: Swimming, I’ve done so much of it.
What is your favorite class?
Stoll: I like biology the best. I just find it really interesting. It’s a fun class, we do a lot of labs and I have really good bio teachers.
What are your three favorite sports movies?
Stoll: “42,” “Unbroken” and “The Blind Side.”