Sophomore softball shortstop Jenn Mrozek and senior baseball pitcher John Pryor were both named Athlete of the Week in the St. Paul Pioneer Press for the week of April 28.
Regarding Mrozek, the article said “A shortstop and the Redhawks’ leadoff hitter, she was 6 for 7 in two games with two doubles, five runs scored and four stolen bases. In a 4-3 victory over St. Croix Lutheran, she scored all three times she reached base.”
“I was surprised,” said Mrozek of when she learned about the honor. “I don’t try to get big recognition, but it’s amazing to know that people had noticed all the hard work I put into softball. My sister used to get Athlete of the Week a lot, and she’s my role model and I’ve looked up to her for most of my life so it means a lot.”
Jenn’s older sister Liz is a Minnehaha alumna and now is an assistant coach for the Redhawks softball team.
The Pioneer Press said of Pryor “The left-hander struck out 12 and walked one in a 3-0 victory over St. Anthony on Thursday and then homered in a 1-0 victory over Highland Park on Saturday. Pryor, who helped the Redhawks to a Class 2A boys basketball state championship last month, has signed to play baseball at Lipscomb University.”
“It was nice,” said Pryor of the recognition. “I’m usually not known for my hitting, but I was glad I could contribute to the team in the Highland game with my homerun. I just hope that I can continue hitting and pitching well enough to [help] make it to state this year.”