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Triple Threat of the Week: Samantha Leisemann

03/26/2020, 12:15pm CDT
By Norbert Durst

Name: Samantha Jo Leisemann
School: Fall River High School 
Year: Senior 

Volleyball Honors: Four-year performer for coach Laura Trautmann and the Pirates... first-team all-Trailways West as a junior... Trailways West Player of the Year as a senior.. honorable mention WVCA all-state as a senior... compiled 378 kills, 377 digs and 98 blocks as a senior for the 30-10 Pirates... 

Basketball Honors: Four-year starter for coach Jim Doolittle and the Pirates... second-team all-conference as a freshman... first-team all-conference as a sophomore... first-team all-conference and honorable mention WBCA all-state as a junior... Trailways West Player of the Year and WBCA all-state as a senior... helped lead Fall River to a Division 5 state tournament appearance as a junior and sectional semifinal appearance as a senior... averaged 14 points, 12.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.5 steals and 3 blocks per game as a senior for the 24-2 Pirates... finished career with 1,274 points and 1,022 rebounds... committed to NCAA Division III Wisconsin Lutheran College... 

Softball Honors: Named second-team all-conference as a junior... carried a .420 batting average as a junior... coached by Dwane Talg... 

Favorite Sport (and why): "Basketball is my favorite sport because I played it the longest and I love how competitive the game is."  

Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "The best part of high school sports is the amount of the support the town brings. Seeing all the fans come out to support our team is crazy, especially when we play a rival school."  

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "It doesn't matter what other people think. The only opinions that should matter to you should be the people who love and support you." 

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "Beating Randolph is the sectional semifinal my junior year. I don't think I have ever been so happy and excited. That was the hardest game I have ever had to play."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part of being a three sport athlete is always staying busy and active." 

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The hardest part of being a three sport athlete is trying to juggle all the sports I play in the summer."

Favorite Opponent (and why): "The best games are home against Rio. The whole town of Fall River comes and supports us and the energy in the gym is crazy!"

Favorite Professional Team: Milwaukee Brewers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Christian Yelich

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers 

Cumulative GPA: 3.5

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against: "The toughest opponent I have played against would be Shemera Williams (Milwaukee Academy of Science)."  

Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "Maddie Gregorio is my teammate I admire the most. Her defensive skills are insane so she always guards the best player. Maddie is a role model for our team, she knows when to have fun and when we need to focus in."

College Plans: "I plan on continuing my academic and athletic career at Wisconsin Lutheran College and I plan on studying sports management."  

Activities Outside of Sports: "When I have time off I love hanging out with my friends at the gym. I always remember that great players are made in the off-season." 

I Find it Relaxing to: "I find it relaxing to go on walks with my dog!"

Favorite TV Show: Grey's Anatomy 

Favorite Movie: "My favorite movies are anything with Will Farrell in it. If I had to choose Step Brothers would be my favorite." 

Favorite Musical Artist: Florida Georgia Line 

Favorite Subject: Social Studies 

Favorite Restaurant: Noodles & Company 

Favorite Website: Amazon 

Other Family Members: "Mother, father, and two older brothers."

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