Player Profile: Connor Rakow, Franklin

EYT Media is doing a series of player profiles on returning high-school athletes this summer. The year in school listed by the athlete is the year the athlete is entering this fall.

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Son of: Chris and Lisa Rakow

Sports Played: Swimming, Basketball, Baseball

2016-17 Highlights: In swimming, Rakow tied for the District 10 2A title in the 100-yard freestyle swimming a time of 47.13 tied with Grove City’s Marcus Swartzfager. He also finished third in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 22.23 and was a member of the fifth-place 200-yard medley relay team and the sixth-place 200-yard freestyle relay team. He also finished 13th in the 50 free at the PIAA meet, 10th in the 100 free and was a member of the ninth-place 200 freestyle relay. Connor was also a key player for the Knights baseball team hitting .300 with four doubles, a triple and 10 RBIs while also pitching 22 innings going 2-3 with a 3.18 ERA. He struck out 19.

Post High School Goals: Connor would like to play baseball in college.

Q&A With Connor Rakow

D9Sports: What is your favorite sport to participate in?
CR: Baseball

D9: What is your favorite memory, moment, game from playing high school sports?
CR: My favorite memory is winning D10 as a freshman in swimming.

D9: Why do you play high school sports?
CR: I play to better myself as an athlete and person.

D9: Is there a high school player on your team or another team that you enjoy watching play? If so, why?
CR: Not necessarily watch play. I enjoy watching my teammate Trey Weaver work as hard as he does. His work ethic is amazing and that is a trait I respect a lot.

D9: When not playing sports I would rather (pick one) – Go to work, play video games, shop, hang out with friends, play pickup sports, go the movies
CR: When not playing sports I like to be around friends and family and having a good time.

D9: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
CR: If I could go anywhere in the world I’d go to Maui.

D9: Who has had the most influence on you as a person?
CR: My father. He’s worked very hard in life to give my family and I an awesome life.

D9: What do you like most about growing up in your hometown?
CR: I like how everything is so close, everything is within 10-15 minutes from each other.

D9: What do you wish you could change about growing up in your hometown?
CR: The weather.

D9: What question do you wish I would have asked you? And what is the answer to it?
CR: How High school sports have impacted my life. They have brought people into my life who will be family to me my whole life.

D9: Do you or have you had any siblings or other immediate relatives who have played high school sports?
CR: My two older cousins played high school sports. My cousin Marissa played soccer and basketball and her sophomore year her basketball team won the state championship in Maryland. My cousin Kevin also played soccer throughout high school and also played football.

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