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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Will Brust, Greendale

01/07/2021, 11:00am CST
By Mark Miller

Name: Will Brust

School: Greendale

Grade: Senior
 
Football Honors:
 First-team all-Woodland Conference quarterback as a junior ... Wisconsin Sports Network Dave Kreig Watch List in 2019 ... Passed for more than 1,000 yards while helping the Panthers to a 6-3 record under coach Rob Stoltz as a junior ... Did not play football last fall due to COVID, but hopes to be on the gridiron again this spring as part of the WIAA's spring alternate season. 

Basketball Honors: First-team all-Woodland Conference as a sophomore and second-team selection as a junior ... Four-year varsity starter for coach Ryan Johnsen and the Panthers ... Three-time team captain ... Wisconsin Sports Network Wing Watch List for 2020-21 ... Closing in on 1,000 career points ... Averaging 21.4 points per game as a senior for a Greendale squad that went 6-4 through first 10 games of the season ... Scored a career-high 38 points in an 80-76 loss to Pius XI Catholic on December 7, 2020.

Baseball Honors: Three-year varsity starter entering senior season ... Two-time team captain ... 128th overall ranked 2021 prospect by PBR and 26th ranked outfielder in Wisconsin ... Batted .425 for summer travel team last year.

Favorite Sport : "Between football and baseball. Football because the atmosphere while playing and the brotherhood within the sport are not comparable to other sports. I love baseball because it's a game of failure and because of that it helps you mentally be stronger when playing the other sports due to learning from the constant ups and downs that come with the sport."

Best Part of High School Sports: "The memories on and off the field or court with your best friends. As well as playing for the pride and success of your city, team and school."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Everything you do in sports and life is a choice. You either choose to better yourself mentally and physically every single day or you choose to take steps back and make excuses by not doing the 1 percent every day. You choose which path." -- Coach Rob Stoltz

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "Winning the 2019 Woodland Conference baseball championship."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Forming a bond with multiple different coaches and lots of different teammates. As well as the competitiveness and different difficulties mentally and physically each sport brings."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "It can be rough on your mind and body as there really is no offseason longer than a week or two."

Favorite Opponent: "New Berlin Eisenhower because every game is competitive and the stands are always packed."

Favorite Professional Teams: Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks

Favorite Professional Athlete: Ryan Braun

Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin Badgers

Cumulative GPA: 3.1
 
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against:
"Grant Basile of Pewaukee on the basketball court."

Most Admired High School Teammates: "Brett Schumway, a teammate of mine in both football and basketball."

Biggest Challenges of COVID-19: "Not being able to play fall football."

College Plans: "Continue playing baseball and football at UW-Oshkosh."

Activities Outside of Sports: Write for the Greendale High School newspaper, help coach youth camps for football, baseball and basketball.

I Find it Relaxing to: "Watch sports, play video games and go to the driving range with friends."

Favorite TV Show: Last Chance U

Favorite Movie: Miracle on Ice

Favorite Musical Artists: Megan Wallen, Luke Coombs, Lil Uzi Vert

Favorite Subject: History

Favorite Restaurant: Drillings Panther Pub and Eatery (Greendale)

Favorite Website: Twitter

Other Family Members: Bill, father; Jennifer, mother; Jack, brother.

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