Athletes of the week

Alyssa Onan

(Paul Wilke)

Cathy Kaye:
Women’s BasketballWhat has been your favorite memory of this season so far?

My favorite memory would have to be our first win while in Dallas. Our win was a team effort, as they all are, but we all stayed focused and played well together to get that first win, which meant a lot to all of us.
What made you decide to play basketball in college?
Playing at the collegiate level has always been something I’ve wanted to do. I’ve grown up competing in athletics, [so] stopping after high school just didn’t enter my mind.
If you could play one-on-one with any professional basketball player, who would it be?
Candace Parker. I don’t know if I’d actually want to play her, but [I’d] definitely [want to] meet her. I’d probably be so nervous about playing her I wouldn’t be able to play.
Besides basketball, what are other activities that you enjoy?
Besides basketball I enjoy anything that involves competition. Cross-country, softball, volleyball, badminton, even card games.
How old were you when you started playing basketball and what drew you to the sport?
I can’t really remember when I started playing basketball. I have two older sisters and would always play with them and my dad in the backyard. You know how that goes, as a kid you want to do what your older siblings and dad are doing.

Marc Howe: Hockey

What are some of your favorite memories from the team trip to Europe over winter break?
I don’t think it gets any better than spending almost two weeks with 30 of your best buds in another country. It was truly an experience I will remember for the rest of my life.
You recently broke Lawrence’s career scoring record. What does it mean to you to hold a record at Lawrence?
Records are just numbers and dates. It is pretty cool that I was fortunate enough to break those records, but it does not and will not mean anything if we aren’t successful as a team at the end of the season. Winning a championship is the record we want to get.
What are the team’s goals for the rest of the season?
We have decided as a team to take each day and each game at a time, and in the end we believe that we will be successful. So I think that the team’s next goal is beating Marian.
What got you started playing hockey?
It was actually my mom who got me to play hockey. At the time, I had just finished the baseball season, and my mom wanted to make sure I stayed out of trouble, so she signed me up for the local roller hockey club. I was seven.
What has been your favorite memory of LU hockey?
Definitely our team trip to Europe. It was the first Lawrence program to go to Europe, and I will never forget that experience.

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(Paul Wilke)

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