With another basketball season starting, Salina Central High School’s Aubrie Kierscht is focused on making the most of her senior season and being a leader for her team. “We have almost everyone coming back, and we have big goals for the season. Last year, we knew we were going be good, but this year not only do we know and expect a lot from our team this season, but so do a lot of other people,” said Kierscht.
“I think what’s most special about this team is that a majority of us have played together for a long time. For us seniors, we’ve always talked about winning a state championship together and that’s the overall goal this season.”
Leadership is something every team needs and Kierscht is hoping to provide that this season. “Leadership is the most important thing you can contribute to a team. For me leadership is leading by example and going 110 percent every play. With that, I also expect my teammates to do the same,” said Kierscht. With improvements in her game, Kierscht is hopeful this could be a special season for Central. “I’ve improved many areas of my game. Before the season started, I was going to the gym at 5:45 am making 1,000 shots before school. Then I’d go to the gym after school and do a finishing/ball handling workout,” said Kierscht.
Kierscht will attend the Naval Academy next year. “I truly believe the Naval Academy is where I am supposed to go and believe it’s where God has lead me to be,” said Kierscht.