This edition of Five Questions is with Kaitlyn Rohloff. Already a State Champion as a Freshman at Hancock HS (MN) & playing up two years with Minnesota Comets 2023 Elite. What is next for the talented 2025 Guard? Thanks for your time Kaitlyn!
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1) You just completed your club play for the season where you played with Minnesota Comets 2023 Elite as well as your hometown Midwest Magic. What were some of your favorite moments from this past season of club basketball?
Some of my favorite moments throughout this past summer of AAU was receiving the opportunity to be able to play with such a talented group of girls. I was also blessed to be coached by an amazing coach who taught me so much about the game of basketball each practice and in every game. I'd say one of my favorite moments would be just growing a strongly built connection on the court with all of my teammates and learning to succeed as a team. I am beyond blessed to be a part of the Minnesota Comets Organization and all the memories that went along with it.
2) You are coming off a magical season at Hancock, which included winning the State Championship in Class A. What are some of your personal goals and team goals for the upcoming 2022-23 season?
I'd say a personal goal for me this upcoming season is to just get better every day and improve individually as a player, which will help my team succeed in the long run. As a team, our goal is to keep making a name for Hancock Girls Basketball. The goal is to obviously get back under the bright lights at state, but that's only possible if we keep pushing each other in practice, and improving individually and as a team each and every day. We are here to make a statement and we are not done showing the state what Hancock Girls Basketball has to offer.
3) You and your Hancock teammates opened a lot of college coaches eyes last season when you won the State Championship, and that momentum carried into the club season. How has recruiting been going for you so far, and what are some of the things you'll be looking for in a school and basketball program?
Some things I'd look for in a school or basketball program would just simply be the atmosphere of the program and school. The coaches and people you are going to spend the next four years of your college basketball career with are obviously a huge deciding factor also. Ultimately, my education will be top priority, so my college decision will be based on my major first, and then basketball.
4) You play in one of my absolute favorite gyms in Minnesota in Hancock. Besides your home court, what have been some of your favorite gyms to play in, whether in club basketball or at Hancock?
A couple of my favorite courts I have played on have to be either at The Barn in Minnesota, or the Pentagon in South Dakota.
5) In smaller communities like Hancock, the community always rallies around their teams. Many of the future players in the Owls program are looking at you and your teammates as role models. What is some advice you would give to the next generation who are just beginning their basketball journey?
Some advice I'd give to the younger generation of basketball players would be "to always give everything you got in every workout, practice, or game, because there's someone always working harder than you." A reminder I tell myself and wear on my shoes is, Play for an audience of One! To God be the Glory!