Erin Nelson, one of the strongest performers in St. Joseph's Academy history is the MVP "Athlete of the Week." She romped in the voting this week.
Nelson averages 16.5 points per game; is an 8.2 rebounds per game performer, and the Angels head to the district playoffs with a 18-5 record.
Patch.com: How has your season been going so far?
Erin Nelson: The season is going very well and flying by. We have improved a lot since the beginning of the year. This past month, we have really come together and picked it up in practices to prepare ourselves for a successful rest of the season.
Patch: What do you like best about being on the team?
Erin: My favorite part is definitely the girls and coaches. We are all very close and there is not a practice that goes by without jokes or laughter.
Patch: What are some of the main accomplishments for the Angels this season?
Erin: Beating Blue Springs in the Visitation Tournament, who has been second numerous times in state tournament the past few years.
Patch: Which athletes do you admire the most, and why?
Erin: Definitely Kelsey Luna and Mackenzie Stirmlinger, former St. Joe basketball players because watching them when I was in grade school influenced me to go to St. Joe and play basketball and to continue to play in college.
Patch: What is your favorite tune in your I-Pod these days?
Erin: Right now, that would have to be "Thrift Shop."
Voting begins for MVP "Athlete of the Week" for Week No. 10 on Monday.