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Salina Sacred Heart’s Max Erlich – Athlete Spotlight Presented By American Family Insurance, Daran Neuschafer

By Hayden Swope

Max Erlich, a basketball athlete at Salina Sacred Heart, was chosen as the American Family Insurance Athlete of the Month. Erlich was first team all-league last season for the Knights. 

“It’s really cool to have been chosen for this opportunity,” Erlich said.

While staying in shape by playing other sports throughout the year, Erlich has also been in the gym improving on his skills for the upcoming season. 

“I have been getting my shot back in tune and also been practicing a lot with my right hand as that’s my weaker hand,” Erlich said. 

Erlich’s biggest goal this year is a team goal, one that many athletes hope to achieve at the end of the season. 

“I want our team to win a lot of games,” Erlich said. “I think our goal is to win substate
this year.”

 One of Erlich’s favorite memories on the court was one against Southeast, a night and environment he will never forget. 

“My favorite memory of basketball so far has been our game last year versus Southeast,” Erlich said. “It was cool to play in that atmosphere.”

Erlich is involved in numerous things at Sacred Heart, and is branched out in many different clubs and sports. 

“I participate in cross country, basketball, golf, and baseball,” Erlich said. “I am in Juniors Civilian and in the chess club.”

After high school, Erlich has aspirations to further his education at Kansas State University.

“I plan to go to Kansas State and get an aviation degree to fly planes,” Erlich said.

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