Julia Hauer – 12 Sports Athlete of the Week

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Seton Catholic junior Julia Hauer set two personal milestones last week.

The forward scored her 1,000th career-point in Tuesday’s sub-regional win over Rye.

Then she grabbed her 1,000th career-rebound in Friday’s regional victory over Saugerties.

"That was definitely in the back of my head," said Hauer at practice Thursday. "Just wanting to do that."

"Who really does that?" added Seton Catholic head coach Colleen Jayne. "1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in the same week? She’s always had that factor about her that she goes into a game believing she’s going to score, she’s going to rebound, she’s going to do it for her team." 

A feat fit for a senior.

"I used to play against her all the time and now playing with her and having her accomplish that awesome goal as a junior is really amazing," fellow junior Marina Maerkl said.

A Saint in high school, Hauer is set to become a Saint at the college level.

She verbally committed to Siena back in October.

After last year’s Federation win, Siena head coach Ali Jacques wanted Hauer right then and there.

"It was just really nice to have that support, so eventually I was just like, ‘Wow, I really want to play for [Jacques],’" Hauer said.

But Seton Catholic head coach Colleen Jayne said with a grin, not so fast: "I said ‘Sorry, you can’t. I need [Hauer] for two more years.’"

Well, Jayne’s in luck. She’ll have Hauer for one more year, and the Siena-commit plans on making the most of it.

"Honestly, aside from getting the 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds as a junior, what really excites me — to leave that legacy here — is being on the team that can win more than one [state title] in more than one class and just having the teamwork behind it," Hauer said.

Hauer and the Saints face Jamie Boeheim (Jim Boeheim’s daughter) and top-ranked, as well as back-to-back state champion, Jamesville-Dewitt in the state semifinals Friday at 6:15 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College. 

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