Fort Frye’s Kiersten Kesselring has a nice two-handed set shot
Favorite subject: anatomy and physiology
College: Baldwin-Wallace or University of Colorado
Major: biology (pre-med)
Other school activities: National Honor Society, Principals Cabinet, teen teacher
Family: Jarod and Amber Kesselring; siblings — Hunter, Matthias, Mary, Judah, Isaac, Audrey, David, and Marshall
Question: As the lone senior on the Fort Frye girls basketball team, what is your role?
Answer: To provide leadership. (Smiles) Actually, we’re all leading each other.
Q: Who interested you in playing basketball?
A: My grandpa (Dave Stephens). He got me started as soon as I could stand basically. He taught me everything I know.
Q: You’ve been a starter for how long?
A: (smiles) I started a couple of games when I was a freshman. So, I guess I’m a 4-year starter.
Q: You have a nice 3-point shot from the arc. Is that a two-hand shot?
A: (laughs) I’m left-handed, but I do push the ball a little bit. I take it when I can get it.
Q: What’s the most points you’ve ever scored in a game?
A: Hmmm…I think it’s 16 or 18 when I was freshman.
Q: Do you think you’d like to play at the college level?
A: We’ll see. I don’t know. I do know that I kind of want to get away.
Q: The Cadets are having a good year. How far can they go?
A: We’re all really close, and we’ve matured — and that’s exciting. We’ve played together since we were little, and everyone’s figured out how to work with each other now. And it’s all coming together. We’re hoping to make a state run this year.
Q: What’s been your biggest basketball thrill so far?
A: Beating River in the district semis.
Q: Who’s helped impact your basketball career at Fort Frye?
A: My mom is my biggest inspiration.
Q: You’re from a large family, aren’t you?
A: (laughs) I’m the oldest, and I have eight siblings — six brothers and two sisters.
Q: What do you do off the court? Any hobbies?
A: Just basketball. I help coach my siblings and go to a lot of their sporting events.
Q: As a senior, is there anything you’d like to shout out?
A: I definitely want to thank all my teammates and coaches all the way up — and especially Cathy Borich. She coached me when I was little and helped me on and off the court. I can go to her with about anything.
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