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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Hayden Knapp, Lancaster

02/04/2021, 10:00am CST
By Mark Miller

Name: Hayden Knapp

School: Lancaster

Grade: Senior
Football Honors:
 Starting quarterback at Lancaster for coach John Hoch the past three seasons ... Also played defensive back for the Arrows ... Earned honorable mention and second-team all-conference recognition on both offense and defense during his prep career. 

Basketball Honors: Four-year varsity performer and three-year starter for the Arrows and coach/father, Brian Knapp ... A 6-foot-1 guard who is averaging 20.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists as a senior while helping Lancaster to wins in 11 of its first 14 contests ... Scored a career-high 28 points in a victory over Southwestern last December ... Honorable mention all-league pick as a sophomore and second-team pick as a junior in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference.

Baseball Honors: A varsity pitcher and shortstop as a freshman and sophomore ... Missed junior season due to COVID-19 ... Earned second-team all-conference honors as a sophomore as a pitcher. 

Favorite Sport : "Football is my favorite sport. I grew up watching and playing the game at a young age so I found the passion for the game."

Best Part of High School Sports: "Competing and creating memories and friendships that will last forever."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "To not think and let the game come naturally to me."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "Making it to level 4 playoffs my sophomore year in football playoffs and playing in freezing cold temperatures. Competing for a conference championship in basketball my senior season and trying to be the first team at Lancaster to win a conference basketball title in the last 30 years."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Dedicating myself to be the best all-around that I can be."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Finding time to relax and do things I love besides sports."

Favorite Opponent: Prairie du Chien

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

Favorite Professional Athlete: Michael Jordan

Favorite College Teams: North Carolina, Wisconsin

Cumulative GPA: 3.57
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against:
"Mason Kramer of Prairie du Chien in basketball."

Most Admired High School Teammates: "Dawson Bowen."

Biggest Challenges of COVID-19: "Not being guaranteed another game makes you worry, but also appreciate every game you get to play."

College Plans: "Attend UW-Platteville for construction management and play football."

Activities Outside of Sports: National Honor Society, STEM, Little Arrows and Youth Football, bow shooting league.

I Find it Relaxing to: "Go hunting or fishing."

Favorite TV Show: Yellowstone

Favorite Movie: American Sniper

Favorite Musical Artists: Mogan Wallen, Luke Bryan

Favorite Subject: Math

Favorite Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings

Favorite Website: Wisconsin Sports Network

Other Family Members: Brian, father; Jessie, mother; Finley, sister.

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