Remington’s Kara Sommers – Behind the Scenes Player of the Month Presented By Via Christi Occupational Health

By Blake Chadwick

Remington senior Kara Sommers has what it takes to help the Broncos continue to build off of a great 17-6 season a year ago. Sommers, the center, is a tough, defensive-minded player.

“I would say I am more of a defensive player,” Sommers said. “I love being able to lock up an offensive player and getting rebounds for my team. I thrive at boxing out and getting physical within the lane. I am also a team player. I enjoy the background action of the game, getting assists, setting screens, posting up, and taking charges.”

Sommers is a vocal leader who always tries to remain positive while on the court. The senior’s team-player mindset doesn’t leave when she is off the court either, because her involvement in school has led her to be named STUCO President.

“I manage being STUCO president and being involved in four sports through the support of my coaches, teachers, teammates, and friends,” Sommers said. “Coach Snyder is always in my corner on and off the court and inside the classroom. Being able to come to my coaches and teammates when I need help has helped me juggle all of my responsibilities.”

The preparation for her senior year has been a grind for Sommers, but growing up on a farm, she is used to working for everything.

“I grew up on a farm, and I think that had a pretty big impact on how tough I am,” Sommers said. “Hard physical work was something I also grew up doing and is a part of who I am.”