Salina Central’s Aubrie Kierscht – Athlete of the Month – Presented by Salina Imaging Center

Salina Central’s Aubrie Kierscht is one of the more exciting players to watch in the area. Her play on the court is electric and her ability to score makes her a dangerous player to try and defend. Her basketball journey started at a very young age.

“I’ve had a ball in my hand since day one. Before I could walk, I would sit in awe watching the game I have now grown to love,” said Kierscht.

The combo guard has made some great memories during her high school career, but Kierscht said playing for Central and representing the school, her peers and those who came before her has been an honor.

“There’s been so many memories here at Central. Just being able to put on a Central jersey is something I’ll never forget. Having that name across my chest each and every night is something I take great pride in. I’m hoping to make a couple more memories this season and next,” said Kierscht. “As most teams do, we want to win the state title, but our team is uncommon. We prepare like no other and have great coaches alongside us making sure we do everything in our power to make this goal a reality. I want to make these last two years something special. We want to come out with rings on our fingers.”

Kierscht and her teammates at Central are used to playing in big games. In fact, they thrive on it.

“There’s no other group of girls I’d rather go to war with each and every night. We have big goals and are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve these goals. I expect myself to give 110 percent and expect nothing less from them. We won’t be satisfied until the end goal is achieved,” said Kierscht.

For Kierscht, who was recently accepted into the Naval Academy, faith comes first.

“Faith is number one. Everything I achieve is for God’s glory. At school, I am a part of our FCA program. I am grateful we have the opportunity to come together in fellowship with other classmates and teammates,” said Kierscht. “I’m so excited for the future! I’ve asked God to lead me where I’m supposed to go, and I truly believe this is the place. There’s no other coaching staff I’d rather play for. During my time at Navy, I want to accomplish many things both individually and as a team.”