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AUSTINTOWN OH- It is too little to no doubt that the play of kids in sports is improving across the board. One of these glaring examples is the growing number of high school freshmen continuing to get varsity spots and excelling. Austintown has not been a stranger to freshmen success either, as YSNs 2022 Softball Player of the Year went to Falcon Softball star Sydnie Watts this past spring. 

Well, ANOTHER name has made rumblings throughout the community. This tale speaks of an impressive multiple sport athlete, one with an incredible work ethic and an even better attitude.

Collectively, Austintown will grow to learn the name Kylie Folkwein!

A three-sport athlete throughout her middle school, Folkwein served huge roles playing middle school volleyball, basketball and softball. Should she choose to participate in the same sports in her high school career, expect her to make an impact wherever she goes. Already making a difference on Fitch’s volleyball team, Folkwein has already collected 54 Kills (3rd on team), 15 Aces (3rd on team), 7 Blocks, 58 Digs, and 81 Receptions. Developing herself as another viable threat to an already dangerous Falcon offense, Folkwein has burst on the scene.

Beyond that, Kylie displays an incredible attitude on and off the court, while also having the confidence not often seen from freshmen. 

If you have yet to hear of her, you better learn the name, because Folkwein is a goldmine for Austintown Athletics!


*Contributed By YSN’s Ty Bartell

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