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Five Questions: Kate Amelotte

08/15/2022, 10:15am CDT
By Chuck Thompson

This edition of Five Questions is with Kate Amelotte. Kate will be an incoming Freshman at Wayzata High School (MN) who just finished club play with North Tartan 2026 Nike and is one of the top 2026 talents in the Midwest. Thanks for your time Kate!


1) You are a member of one of the top 2026 teams in the Midwest, North Tartan 2026 Nike. What do you consider to be some of the highlights from your just completed season?
My first AAU tourney this season was at Boo Williams in Virginia.  My team went 6-0 to win the championship and it was such a cool experience to be a part of with my teammates. The Meltdown, Battle of the Best, and Nike Nationals were all very cool atmospheres to be a part of as well.  As a team we were able to enjoy some time off the court and take advantage of sight seeing in Chicago. Competing on a big stage with my friends in all these tournaments made for a very memorable summer. 
2) This will be your Freshman year at Wayzata, one of the strongest teams in Class AAAA in Minnesota. What have you set as some of your personal goals for this upcoming season?
My goal this upcoming year is to continue to work hard, improve my game on both sides of the ball and continue to be a good teammate and role model. I am excited to join my highschool team and look forward to learning from many skilled upperclassman.  I also want to get past Hopkins this next year in sections and make it to the state tournament as a team. 
3) As one of the top 2026 talents in the Midwest, you will be heading into a busy couple of years on the recruiting front. What is some of the advice you've received, either from other players, coaches, or family, regarding how you should handle the recruiting process?
I think it is a great opportunity to learn about different team cultures, coaching personalities/styles, style of play, and academic opportunities. The best advice I have been given is to remember you are in control of the process and have fun with it.  It is your future and you decide how to balance with current athletic and school demands.  Most importantly, don’t let it impact your enjoyment of the game.  
4) I always like to ask this of multi-sport athletes. What do you feel are some of the biggest benefits of being a multi-sport athlete and what are some of the time constraints as you play both soccer and basketball at the club level as well?
It helps keep a good balance and the sports compliment each other. Soccer helps me with footwork, agility and conditioning for basketball. Most importantly, I think being a multi sport athlete has taught me good balance and time management and I know this will become more important as school becomes more demanding.  
5) Who are some of your role models, and what qualities do you admire in them?
My parents are my best role models. I admire the work ethic they both have and the support they provide our family. I admire Paige Bueckers as well. I enjoyed watching her play in high school and catch UCONN games on TV when I can. She is strong in her faith and remains true to herself, she has done so much for women’s basketball.  Many of us, including myself,  benefit from the leadership she has brought to the game. 

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