FAIRMONT, W.Va. – This week’s Honda Athlete of the Week award is shared by Fairmont Senior standouts, Marley Washenitz and Meredith Maier.
As part of our conversation, I asked them about not only getting their own points and stats, but also getting everyone else on the Polar Bears involved.
MAIER: “I think it just comes with how we play, and how we’ve been growing up, and have been taught to play. And I just think we know in the back of our minds that the only way we’re going to win is if we win as a team. So that’s the first thing that really gets us going.”
WASHENITZ: “We have so many weapons on this team that there’s no reason we shouldn’t play as a team. We have Emily (Starn), Laynie (Beresford) can shoot it obviously. Same with Reagan (Blasher). We have a lot of shooters.”
Asked how fun it is to be on an undefeated Polar Bears team that’s ranked No. 1 in the state in Triple-A, and is filled with juniors and sophomores that will all return next year, the duo said:
WASHENITZ: “I’m so excited.”
MAIER: “It’s a relief.”
WASHENITZ: “It really is”
MAIER: “Just knowing that we’re having such a great season already, and that next year we’re going to get to do the same exact thing, it’s just .. it makes it more fun to play.”
See the rest of their answers from our conversation by clicking on the video above.