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Get to know: Lyle-Pacelli’s Olivia Christianson

Olivia Christianson is a senior at Lyle-Pacelli.

Q: What sports do you compete in?

A: I compete in volleyball, basketball and softball.

Olivia Christianson.

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?

A: Being a part of the state tournament win in 2018.

Q: What have you learned from sports?

A: I have learned an abundance of life lessons throughout the many years of sports. One lesson I keep close to me is, everything in life worth having is earned.

Q: What is the hardest part about sports?

A: One of the hardest things can sometimes be time management between school, sports, sleep, and social life. After doing it for a while you get used to it.

Lyle-Pacelli’s Olivia Christianson turns back for a lose ball against Sleepy Eye in the first half of the Class A title game of the Minnesota Class A Girls State Basketball Tournament at Target Center. Herald file photo

Q: How do you keep your focus when competing?

A: Just remember why you started competing.

Q: Who is your biggest sports role model and why?

A: Maya Moore, because she is a great basketball player but also took time off because there were other things in store for her other than basketball.

Q: If you could have a conversation with anyone in history, who would it be?

A: Jesus.

Q: What is your dream job?

A: I think being an actress in action movies would be super fun.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: My favorite food is just about any time of pasta with garlic bread.

Q: What are your plans after high school?

A: Undecided.

Q: How are you staying connected with teammates and friends?

A: A lot of face time.

Q: How do you feel about missing out on portions of your senior year?

A: It’s very sad, because a lot of my friends that graduated before me said you really get close to your classmates during your senior year, especially towards the end when you are talking about prom and graduation. From a spring sport standpoint, there are so many seniors who are missing out on a last season of doing what they love.

Q: How are you passing the time on break?

A: I’ve been doing a lot of homework, workouts, puzzles, board games and movies. I have been practicing playing my guitar and spending a lot of time with my younger brothers and nephews.

Lyle-Pacelli’s Olivia Christianson keeps her eye on the ball against Grand Meadow. Herald File Photo