Nick Musga and Emma Pollak. COURTESY PHOTOS

Nick Musga and Emma Pollak. COURTESY PHOTOS

Reporters honors Musga, Pollak

  • Monday, April 15, 2019 12:22pm
  • Sports

Kentwood High School’s Nick Musga, junior, baseball, is the Kent Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: History.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: I also play football, so I enjoy that.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My family for getting me the things I need and pushing me.

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: I will usually pray before games. I also get dressed in my uniform the same way every time.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Maze” by Juice Wrld.

From the Sideline

“Nick leads the team in innings pitched with 22 and has a team-leading earned run average of 1.24. Nick displays an outstanding work ethic, attitude and team first mentality.”

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Kentwood High School’s Emma Pollak, sophomore, track and field, is the Kent Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: English.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: I enjoy playing on my select soccer team, playing basketball and hanging out with my friends.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My coaches and family.

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: Before I race, I get into my starting blocks the same way every time.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon.

From the Sideline

“We wanted to see what her all-out foot speed was, so we took her out of her usual hurdle events on March 30 and put her in the 100 and 400 meters. Emma ran a 12.43 seconds in the 100 for the ninth best mark so far (through April 4) this year in state. She ran a 58.00 in the 400 for the second fastest mark in state, a new sophomore record and third fastest in Kentwood history. Emma is on pace to have a stand-out year this year. She works hard every day with zero complaints. With her success, she remains very grounded and humble. She is a shining example of a student athlete. And while she is posting excellent times, she maintains a 4.00 GPA. Emma also has the state’s third-best time so far in the 300 hurdles at 46.82.”

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