Name: Matthew Marcinske
School: Birchwood High School
Cross Country Honors: Individual Lakeland Conference champion as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Individual WIAA Division 3 sectional champion as a junior and senior ... Finished in 11th place at WIAA Division 3 State Cross Country Meet as a junior and second as a senior.
Basketball Honors: First-team all-league selection in the Eastern Division of the Lakeland Conference as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior ... Lakeland East Player of the Year in each of the past three seasons ... Averaged 15.8 ppg as a freshman, 26.4 ppg as a sophomore, 23.8 ppg as a junior, and 25.4 ppg as a senior ... Scored more than 2,000 points during prep career.
Golf Honors: First-team all-Lakeland Conference selection as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... Member of a conference-championship team as a freshman year ... Advanced to the WIAA sectional level in each of the past three seasons.
Favorite Sport : "Basketball, because there is so much energy and excitement the day of a big game."
Best Part of High School Sports: "Having the whole town and community support you and your whole team at every sporting event."
Best Advice from a High School Coach: "To always give 100 percent and hustle on every play no matter if you are winning or losing."
Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "Winning a WIAA Division 5 regional championship in basketball my junior year."
Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Never having nothing to do, you are constantly busy."
Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Being 100% focused and committed in the sport you are in."
Favorite Opponent: "Lake Holcombe because we are conference rivals and they have a woman as a coach (Joy Webster)."
Favorite Professional Teams: New Orleans Saints and Milwaukee Bucks
Favorite Professional Athlete: Matthew Centrowitz and Steph Curry
Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin
Cumulative GPA: 3.62
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against: "Ethan Martin from Flambeau. He always played the game at 100 percent."
College Plans: "I plan to run cross country and track either at UW-Green Bay, Michigan Tech, Indianapolis or Grace."
I Find it Relaxing to: "Play golf or go on a run."
Favorite Movie: Sandlot
Favorite Musical Artists: Post Malone
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings
Favorite Website: WisSports.net