PACA Athletes of the Week Selected

Congratulations to Addy Smith and Jace Wernsmann for being chosen as PACA-Avera’s Athletes of the Week! Here are their nominations:

Addy Smith (Track): Addy is a quiet leader on the track team.  She takes all aspects of practice seriously, whether it be warm-ups, lifting, the work-out itself or cooling down. And does it all with a smile.  Addy won the 100, 200 and 400 at our home meet last Tuesday and even though it’s mid-season, she’s close to PR times in all these events.

Jace Wernsmann (Tennis):  Jace had a great week. He went 5-1 on the week in Singles, only losing to the defending state champion for his flight from Sioux Falls Lincoln. He also went 5-1 in doubles with the only loss again coming to Sioux Falls Lincoln. He has grown into a great leader in addition to be the great tennis player he has always been and improved upon. Jace pulled in 16th All-Time in school singles’ wins and is only 2 wins away from jumping into 14thplace. He has a great opportunity to end his career in the Top 10. Our Pierre Tennis team and community is often complimented by other coaches and players for the respect and sportsmanship Jace shows in his actions and play. Jace’s play and leadership are two big reasons we are off to a great start this tennis season.