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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Matthew Marcinske, Birchwood

03/05/2020, 12:00pm CST
By Mark Miller

Name: Matthew Marcinske

School: Birchwood High School

Grade: Senior
 
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

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