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“She is a very natural athlete with a great IQ and a good awareness of the pitch.”
These are some of the words Kara Nunziato, head coach of Our Redeemer Christian School, used to describe senior passer Eden Olson, a star of the Knights varsity team.
Last Friday, Olson, who already holds the school record for most assists, became the first player in program history to eclipse 4,000 career assists. As Nunziato asserts, this statistical milestone lasted for years for Olson.
“She’s been a rookie for us since her eighth year and has been a great collaborator and teammate during her time with us,” Nunziato tells the Minot Daily News. “Eden is also leading the way in other statistical categories besides assists, so she is a very versatile player.”
As it turned out, Olson hit the 4,000 assists mark in the Knights’ District semi-final victory over Lewis and Clark-Berthold, which secured the District title game. Monday. Olson later revealed that she was unaware of the statistical achievement before the tournament game.
“I had the idea that I was pretty close to 4000, but I did not know that I could really reach it during Friday’s game” Olson said. âIt was a great experience and I’m happy to have been able to share it with my teammates. “
Also an accomplished tennis player for Minot High, Olson and Sofia Egge won the NDHSAA Class A State Doubles Championship last spring for the Magi. In the process, Olson and Egge became the first Minot High doubles team to win the state title since 1985. When asked to compare the two achievements, Olson said his successes in both sports are unique experiences in their own way.
âIt’s hard to compare the 4,000 assists with winning the national doubles tournament in tennis. These are very different situations, but I am proud to say that I have succeeded in both in my career in high school â, adds the elder.
Meanwhile, Our Redeemer plans to play their next game against Des Lacs-Burlington on Monday night for the District 12 Championship at the Minot Auditorium. With the 4000-assists milestone now in the rearview mirror, Olson says she’s focused on helping her team win in the next football game.
âRight now we’re only taking one game at a time. We want to focus on what we need to do on our side of the net and not take anything for granted because all the teams in the district tournament are very good, so it will be a very competitive game on Monday â, Olson continues.