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Sports

Suburban Life Female Most Valuable Athlete: Sophie Hurt, IC Catholic Prep, junior, volleyball

Sophie Hurt
Sophie Hurt

WHY SHE WAS SELECTED:

IC Catholic Prep junior volleyball setter Sophie Hurt had 16 assists and six digs in a win over Homewood-Flossmoor, improving the Knights to 8-0 on the season.

Hurt talked about the start to her season and more with Suburban Life sports editor Joshua Welge. Here is an edited version of the transcript:

Welge: What's been the key to your team's great start?

Hurt: We really connect with each other. We have an amazing defense and hitters that can make big points for us. I'm excited.

Welge: Any tough matches so far?

Hurt: In our tournament, we played Timothy Christian, they put us to the test a little bit but we were able to come back.

Welge: Didn't your coach have a big win recently?

Hurt: She just had her 100th career win, which was really exciting to be a part of. We got her a volleyball and card and signed it.

Welge: Volleyball isn't your only sport, right?

Hurt: I do play soccer too. I started playing both volleyball and soccer around the fifth grade. Ever since I was little I played club volleyball and club soccer, also I got to play with my older sister. I definitely want to focus on volleyball as I get older. I love both of them but I think volleyball is what is it for me.

Welge: What club do you play for?

Hurt: Triple Ace [18 Black], it's based out of River Forest.

Welge: What's your favorite athletic moment?

Hurt: I would say being named all-conference my freshman year.

Welge: Do you have a favorite sports team?

Hurt: I love Wisconsin volleyball. I love watching [former West Aurora star] Lauren Carlini, she's amazing.

Welge: Do you have a favorite movie?

Hurt: I like any Disney movies.

Welge: What's the last book you read?

Hurt: The Great Gatsby, for school.

Welge: Favorite subject in school?

Hurt: I would say math. I'm in Algebra II Trigonometry right now.

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