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Sports Spotlight: Mikayla Forness

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When Mikayla Forness transferred to Shiloh from Fargo Oak Grove after her freshman year, the girls basketball program had a losing culture, but she was ready to put in the work to help change that.

"I think that when I came to Shiloh it was definitely a rebuilding year for us so I tried to work as hard as I could and set an example for others and our team really came together and it made me a better player as well," says Forness.

"Shiloh, we didn't really have anyone like that in the past. So with her, it rubbed off on the other girls, and it made our whole program better cause we had a player like her leading us," says Coach Jim Petrik.

While Petrik was well aware of her talents on the court, Forness'  work ethic brought her success in many areas during her 3 years at Shiloh.

"Right away, I knew I had a good players just from her work ethic. She's an extremely hard worker whether it is basketball, volleyball, track, or in the classroom where she's a 4.0 student. She puts it all on the line," says Petrik.

Forness' stellar basketball career has culminated into an appearance in the The annual Lions All-Star game.

"I guess when I got asked it was just summing up everything that I worked hard for the past couple of years so it was a big honor and I'm really excited to be here and play with these girls," says Forness.

Next year, Forness will play basketball at Concordia and has a chance to make an immediate impact due to her versatility.

Coach: She could've been a guard for us but she played the post because that's where we needed her. So I know Concordia is going to get a player who will do anything to win.

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