Mason LaPlante

The KROX Athlete of the Week is Crookston Pirate Boys Soccer player, Mason LaPlante, a 5’6 junior.  Mason has used his speed and outstanding aggressive play to score 11 goals on 17 shots on goal through the first nine games of the season.  Mason was one of the team leaders last year, so his success isn’t a surprise to most, but the way he seems to be around the ball and the net all the time has been a bit of an improvement from last year.   “Mason is quick with the shot, sometimes not holding for another step or two to get a better angle on the shot,” said Pirate Boys Soccer Coach Don Cox. “Having noted that, he is, indeed, one of the faster guys on the team, very tenacious in pressuring the defense, this makes him an important asset in the team’s attacking plan. He’s got a chemistry with Alex that helps the two of them stay within peripheral sight of each other. The team looks to him to provide a lot of offense for us in every game, so far, he’s been delivering for us.
Mason is a three sport athlete and has been on the varsity soccer team for four years, he plays hockey in the winter and looks to crack the varsity line up for the first time this winter.  He plays tennis in the spring and had an outstanding year playing third doubles most of the year.  In the section tournament he came up with some big wins to help Crookston make a return trip to the state tennis tournament.

First started playing soccer – 4 years old

Favorite things about soccer
– Trying to learn new things

Best part of your game – Finishing and setting up plays

Part of your game that need work – Being more aware
Toughest athlete you have faced – Detroit Lakes had a fast defender

Biggest thrill in your athletic career so far
- Winning the Section championship in tennis last year

Do you have a pre-game ritual –
Nope….not really

Favorite field – East Grand Forks is tough, but fun to play on

Favorite sport - Hockey

Favorite sports team – Minnesota Wild

Favorite athlete –
Zach Parise

Last movie you’ve seen – The Hitman’s Body Guard

Favorite TV program – Big Bang Theory

Favorite food – Taco’s

What music are you listening to – Rap

Something about you that people don’t know – I could whistle before I had teeth

Your stranded on a deserted island and you can have ANY three people with you – My parents and Logan Wardner

Plans after graduation
– I want to go to the University of Minnesota for engineering

Family -

Dad - 
TJ (Farmer)
Mom- Erin (Sunopta)
Sister – Emma (At Highland School)                  

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