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Athlete of the Week: Anna Muh

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Anna Muh goes up for a jump shot.

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Junior Anna Muh was awarded with Athlete of the Week for the week of November 8 by the new girls’ basketball coach, Jessica Carlyle. Muh said, “I was pretty surprised when I found out I was Athlete of the Week. There are so many great players on the girls’ team that deserve it as well, so I felt honored that my coach chose me.”

Muh has played basketball since she was in second grade, approximately 9 years. Each week, Muh estimates that she spends at least 12 hours training, practicing, or playing basketball.

Muh’s most memorable basketball moment happened last season during the state playoffs. They ended the regular season second in the region, so they got to host a home game for the first round of state playoffs. The team they were hosting was predicted to win because of how good they were. Muh said, “We weren’t expected to win, but my team and I played as hard as we could and actually won the game, which put us in the state sweet sixteen.”

When it comes to this year’s team, Muh enjoys the team’s work ethic and perseverance. Muh said, “Since our last coach left, some people have been doubting whether we will be as good a team as we were last year, but I think we’re going to prove them wrong based on our team’s effort and the work we put in during our preseason workouts and practices.”

Coach Jessica Carlyle took over as the head coach for the girls’ varsity basketball team after Coach David Dowse moved over the summer. Muh likes that Coach Carlyle holds the team to such high standards on and off the court. Muh said, “The thing that I like most about Coach Carlyle is that she is always encouraging us to be the best that we can be.”

Basketball has been a big part of Muh’s life ever since she began playing. Aside from improving her game as years go by, basketball has taught Muh how to work with others to accomplish a goal and how to push herself. Muh said, “I think most importantly [basketball] has given me great groups of girls that have I have gotten the chance to play with and create strong friendships with over the years.”

By the end of the season, Muh’s biggest goal is to become more confident in her playing abilities so that she can become a better player.

A successful season to Muh has nothing to do with the record they end up with at the end of the season, but has everything to do with how the team grows and improves as the season progresses. Muh said, “If we can grow to become better at playing together and against other teams, we will have a successful season in my eyes.”

Athlete of the Week awards are given out weekly at the school. Athletes are selected based on their performance during the season.

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