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CK Reporter names Crisman and Wilson as top athletes in Central Kitsap
The race was tight, but in the end there was two clear winners for the Reporters 2002 Central Kitsap Athletes of the Year.
Representing the best in local girls athletics is Klahowya Secondary Schools Hillary Crisman while Central Kitsaps Dustin Wilson gets our nod for the best in boys athletics.
n Hillary Crisman
Theres going to be a huge hole in the middle of the Eagles offense next season now that Hillary Crisman, and her astonishing record of 104 goals during a four-year high school career, has graduated.
To say Crisman has made an impact on the Klahowya soccer program is a major understatement.
We went from 0-15 in our first year to the state playoffs and a lot of that success has been attributed to her, KSS soccer coach Troy Oelschlager said.
That the Eagles play a schedule filled with Class 3A and 4A teams bent on double-teaming her makes Crismans goal-scoring even more phenomenal.
Everybody on the field knew who she was, Oelschlager said.
With Crisman rapping in 34 goals, the Eagles were 15-4-1 this year and made it into the state playoffs for the fourth-consecutive season.
She said her most memorable moment was in October 2001 during the Nisqually League championship game in which she scored goals 99, 100 and 101 of her high school career.
Crisman will be attending Western Washington University and hopes to make the schools soccer team as a walk on.
Ive already practiced with the team a couple times so it sounds pretty solid that Im going to play, she said.
n Dustin Wilson
His mom calls him the Lean Mean Hurdle Machine, but his dad simply calls him TURD The Ultimate Running Dude.
For Central Kitsaps Dustin Wilson, running through and over obstacles has come easy whether its on a 64-yard winding touchdown run during the Cougars 34-20 rout of North Kitsap in football or a 14.52-second run for second place in the 110 hurdles at Star Track.
Ive always been athletic and hyper ever since I was younger so it just seemed natural to play high school sports, Wilson said.
He said his favorite memories of his senior year will be the Cougars first game when he ran for 152 yards with three touchdowns, taking second in the 110 hurdles and being a part of the third-place 4x100 relay team at Star Track along with Jake Anderson, Kevin Pentz and Adam Roy.
He has a scholarship to run track at WWU where he wants to major in physical therapy.
I talked to the track coach and he said hes going to give me some money, he just hasnt told me how much yet, Wilson said.