Yourdailylocal and D9and10Sports are highlighting returning high school student-athletes this summer. The year in school listed next to the athlete’s name is the year the athlete is entering this fall. Player profiles for the week of June 26 are powered by Icyy Ink in Warren. To nominate an athlete, send us a message
HALLE KUZMINSKI – JUNIOR – WARREN
Sports Played: Basketball, Softball
Parents Names: Kristy and Jason Kuzminski
Siblings: Katerin 22, Shelby 20, Kahle 11
Social Media Handles: Instagram: kuzminski.halle
2021-22 Highlights: Toughness Award (Basketball), Offensive Player of the Year (Softball)
College Athletics plan if applicable:My goal is to play in college based off whatever fits me best.
Q: What was the first sport you played? Why did you play it? Did you like it?
A: I started playing basketball first. I got to play with my older sister (Shelby) when one of her teammates got hurt and then I just played with her team as a fill-in and I instantly loved the physicality and showing what I can do.
Q: What is the most important factor in you being successful in high school athletics?
A: Just always working hard and pushing myself when I am tired. Working out and trying to get into the gym or on a field as much as possible always helps me.
Q: What is your favorite non-sports “go-to” activity?
A: I love to read and spend time outdoors and I enjoy painting.
Q: You could meet one sports figure, living or dead (1) who would it be and (2) what is the first thing you would ask them?
A: I would want to meet Babe Ruth and see what baseball was like back then and what made him love it.
Q: What is your favorite sport and if you could change one thing about your favorite sport, what would it be?
A: I can’t decide on my favorite sport because they are both so different. I love the physical aspect of basketball and the teamwork it takes to be successful. In softball, you fail more than you succeed so you have to have mental toughness as well as the hard work you have to put into it.
Q: If you could eat any food in the world right now, what would it be?
A: Lobster from Maine
Q: What is your ideal vacation spot?
A: If there’s a beach that’s good for me!