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Sports Spotlight: Katie Slowik follows in sister's footstepsSubmitted: 01/14/2019
Andrew Goldstein
Andrew Goldstein
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agoldstein@wjfw.com

Sports Spotlight: Katie Slowik follows in sister's footsteps
ELCHO - The player they call Little can be heard clearly all over Elcho's gym.

Whenever people needs a word of encouragement or a high five, they know they can come to Katie Slowik.

"I consider [Katie] one of my best friends," senior Kaitlyn Paulsen said. "We can tell each other anything and she's always there for me."

To Slowik, her teammates are even closer than best friends.

"We are more than just a basketball team, we're a family," Slowik said.


It's the same way Slowik's sister Jessica saw her teammates when she led one of Elcho's best teams ever last season.

"They've been around basketball," coach Michelle Kincaid said. "They know the game. Some things you don't have to teach them."

Now when purple and gold shows up at Hornets practice, it could be for Elcho or UW-Stevens Point, where Jessica has continued her basketball career.

"To see her and the girls that have looked up to her, and then we can follow her at Point, I think that's a great thing for all ages at Elcho," Kincaid said.

Slowik has become every bit the player her sister is, averaging a conference-high 19.6 points per game and coming up with more than 4.5 steals per game.

"I'm on defense, that's my job," Slowik said. "Then as I got into higher levels, the offense just came with it."

Slowik is also sharp in the classroom; she's a member of the National Honor Society.

Elcho plays Goodman-Pembine Tuesday and then goes on the road against White Lake Friday.

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