Athletes of the Week


Christian Cardoso // Columbus North junior soccer player

Cardoso netted a goal and an assist Saturday to help lead the Bull Dogs to a season-opening 5-0 win at Southport.

His performance last week: “The first game of the season against a really good side that’s really physical and strong without the ball, knowing that I did well against a really good side, it’s something that people should be looking out for, that Columbus North is on the right level of where it wants to be at in soccer.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “I love to listen to music, but something I do a little bit different than others is, I meditate. I take deep breaths and just go in and do my thing.”

Favorite drink: “Hi-C”

Favorite food: “My mom’s enchiladas”

Favorite class: “AP Literature”

Favorite sports team: “Indiana University, Paris Saint Germain and Club America FC”

Favorite athlete: “Neymar”

Role model: “My dad (Edwin Gomez)”

Best advice: “Train every day, train as much as you can, be the best you can be, don’t be that person that makes bad mistakes and just represent who you are.”

Athletics goal: “To win a state title with Columbus North and play professional soccer.”

If you could travel anywhere: “Africa, because it’s something I want to look into, people playing in the streets with no shoes or no socks. It’s definitely more different here in the US, but it would definitely be nice to go there.”


Chloe Krueger // Columbus East senior cross-country runner

Chloe Krueger

Krueger won South Dearborn’s season-opening Moores Hill Invitational Saturday to lead the Olympians to the team title.

Her performance last week: “I think it was a good first race. The grass was a little bit tall, but our team did well.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “I just try to stay hydrated and get a good night’s rest the night before. Then, I try to get my teammates excited and ready to race.”

Favorite drink: “Smoothies”

Favorite food: “Sushi”

Favorite class: “AP Biology”

Favorite sports team: “Indianapolis Colts”

Favorite athlete: “Peyton Manning”

Role model: “(St. Peter’s cross-country coach) Bonnie Wittman”

Best advice: “Work hard and stay consistent.”

Athletics goal: “I would like to make it to state.”

If you could travel anywhere: “Probably Australia, because I think it would be fun to snorkel there.”