Athletics


Coach Info
Name Phone Email
High School Ken Rolek
outdoor
100 HRDL 100 110 HRDL 200 400 HRDL 400 800 1,500 1,600 3,000 STPL 3,000 3,200 5,000 10,000
Best Time - - - - - 58.34 2:12.31 - 4:49.32 - - - - -
Second Best Time - - - - - 59.22 2:13.22 - 4:56.53 - - - - -
outdoor relays
4x100 4x400 4x800 4x1,500 1,600 MDLY 4xMi DIST MDLY
Best Time - - 2:13.62 - - - -
Second Best Time - - 2:14.11 - - - -
Physical Attributes
Hand Bench Press (max) Wingspan Vertical jump
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Academics


GPA
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SAT Math
SAT Score (Composite)
ACT Score (Composite)
High School
Nazareth Area High School
School City
Nazareth
School State
PA
Guidance Counselor
Lauren Woodall
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
384
School Size
1600
TOEFL Score
Class Rank
80
School Division
3A
Major Category
Biological Sciences/Life Sciences
Major
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Major Category
Biological Sciences/Life Sciences
Major
Biotechnology
Major Category
Health Professions and Related Sciences
Major
Medicine (MD)
Other Academic Information
Have taken 3 AP courses so far, and taken an AP exam for each one. Current AP classes taken include: AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, and AP Language Arts and Composition. AP courses I plan on taking my senior year include: AP Biology and AP Prob & Stat. I also plan on doing dual enrollment and taking English 2 at Northampton Area Community College.
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Personal


First Name
Luke
Last Name
Kreider
Address
City
State
Zip
Country
Email
Phone
Athlete's Mother
Athlete's Father
Gender
M
Height
5'7"
Weight
130
Birthdate
NCAA Clearinghouse ID
Personal Highlights

I have an amazing work ethic not only in athletics but also in academics. I know that what you put into something is what you get out of it, and so for whatever I do I make sure I am applying myself fully and giving it 100 percent. In my junior year I am taking 3 AP courses (Environmental Science, Language Arts and Composition, and Psychology), and plan to take 2 more my senior year (Biology and Statistics). This makes me different compared to some athletes who only focus solely on sports and not academics. I understand the importance of academics and prioritize that first but at the same time, I am giving as much of my effort into my athletics because I want to be successful in that as well. I have also played soccer for a great portion of my life. This has shown me the importance of being a team player, and although track and cross country are mainly individual sports, I have learned how to lead by example and pick my teammates up and to continually push them to be better. I am a very social, comedic, and polite person, and am looking to make many new friends at college. However, when it comes to athletics I take what I am doing very seriously, and look for every opportunity I can to improve myself. I want to go to college and continue as a student-athlete not only for that feeling of accomplishment and pride but also something that I can carry with me and tell my kids when I'm older to help them strive for greatness, and so that they can see that if they put the work and effort into anything they can be successful.

Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?

There are multiple reasons why I want to be recruited and to play a sport in college. The first reason is for that sense of accomplishment and pride in what I have done. I continually put in tons of work day in day out to become better, while also performing at a high level in my academics. Some kids do not care at all about their academics and solely on their athletics. I know multiple kids who will go division one even though their grades and test scores are not very high. If I would be recruited somewhere and still have the grades I have now it would reinforce the fact that my hard work has paid off both in my athletics and academics and that I am being recognized for it. The second is so that I can already be a part of something before I go to college. I love meeting new people and especially ones with the same interests as me. I would instant connect with people who like to run as much as I do. It would automatically enhance my college experience, which would push me to be better so that I can stay there. Finally, my third reason is to leave a personal legacy. I want my accomplishments to be something my kids can look at in the future. It will show them that if they really want something that it will not be easy, but they can accomplish it if they have the motivation and put the time and effort into what they want to achieve.

Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

In track every year we get tons of new freshman who are inexperienced. Even as a sophomore I took it upon myself to talk to the new kids about how track worked, pushed them during training, and made sure they were warming up on time before their events. Also in school when I am apart of a school project, I take it upon myself to make connections within the group and delegate jobs so that we can work effectively and efficiently together. I do all this in a very friendly and personable way, but when it's time to be serious and get work done I am very serious.

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

I pursue a healthy athletic performance in 3 ways. The first is surrounding myself with a group of people whom I know stay out of trouble and make me very happy when I am around them. It is important to have people like this because if you are not happy then you don't feel like doing anything and bring other people down. If you are like that then you will never improve yourself, while also hindering the people around you. Also being with people who stay out of trouble can only entail good things for you. You do not have to stress about being in legal trouble or doing something that will negatively affect the rest of your life. The second way is just eating very healthy and staying in shape. I eat very healthy food, go on runs, and work out often so that when my season comes around I am already a step ahead of the competition. Finally, the third way is to stay actively involved in my other sport. I also play soccer and my club team is ranked #21 in eastern PA. We work very hard at practice, which keeps me in great shape and teaches me valuable lessons like working as part of a team and picking each other when down.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

I participate in S.A.D.D club at school. This year we had a healthy living expo held at our school where other schools and people around the community came to learn about how eating healthier would be beneficial to them and the harmful effects drugs can have on you. This is important because I know the amount of drug use in the U.S and people need to know the costs of what they can do to you and what risk you put yourself under while using them.

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