All-Star Trophy Player Of The Week; Lukas Theisen

All-Star Trophy Player Of The Week; Lukas Theisen Click to Enlarge Photo: Teri Roob

(KNSI) - St. Cloud Apollo's athletics and especially baseball has been on the rise lately and much of their success is due to this week's winner.

Lukas Theisen is a three-sport athlete at Apollo and received the Honor Athlete Award from the Exchange Club of St. Cloud last week.

The award is given to athletes that not only excel at sports but in the classroom as well.

Theisen reminded everyone that becoming a great athlete starts in the classroom.

"To be a good athlete you have to have good academics too because you can't go anywhere without having good grades."

Theisen will also be playing football and baseball of his at Saint John's University in the fall.

Staying local for college was important for Theisen.

"I'm very excited about [staying local], it's nice to be home and my parents can still come to the games and I can have a lot of support from the home towns; it'll be a fun ride."

For right now though, Theisen has been enjoying a great senior season at the plate for the Eagles by batting near .350 on the year and has been a stalwart at short stop for the Eagles.

During their two big wins while hosting the tournament, Apollo received clutch hitting and defense from Theisen as he racked-up four RBI on his four hits in the two games.

Head coach Adam Savolainen has been impressed with Theisen both on and off the diamond.

"[Lukas] is very, very well-rounded athletically and academically; he's a super great kid."

After defeating Sartell and losing to Monticello the last two games, the Eagles will hit a tough stretch of games to end the season.

Apollo travels to Willmar on Thursday, May 16th and then they do battle against three teams all ahead of them in the conference standings.

Apollo will be playing Rocori, Brainerd and Sauk Rapids-Rice in an attempt to move up the standing in the conference and possibly get a better seed in the section playoffs.

The Eagles will most assuredly hope Theisen continues to be a leader on the field as the season draws to a close.

Congratulations, Lukas and good luck to you and the Apollo Eagles' Baseball Team the rest of the season and beyond!

The All-Star Trophy Player of the Week is brought to you by All-Star Trophy, find them on 24th Ave in St. Cloud or at allstartrophymn.com.


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