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.