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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Nick Ferge, Milwaukee Marquette

09/02/2021, 1:00pm CDT
By Mark Miller

Name: Nick Ferge

School: Marquette University High School

Grade: Senior
Football Honors: Three-year varsity starter entering senior year for the Hilltoppers ... Greater Metro Conference honorable mention all-conference wide receiver as a sophomore ... Greater Metro first-team all-conference wide receiver as a junior ... Ranked among the top 15 wide receivers in the state by WSN Football Writer Travis Wilson ... Checks in at 6-foot-6 and 190 pounds ... Numerous NCAA Division I and II college interest prior to making decision to play college lacrosse.

Basketball Honors: Varsity letter winner as a sophomore and junior ...  As a junior, finished sixth in the Greater Metro in rebounding while also averaging 12.4 points a game.

Lacrosse Honors: All-State defender ... Classic Eight Conference first-team all-conference defender junior year ... Team captain ... Multiple NCAA Division I scholarship offers ... Sophomore year cancelled due to Covid-19.

Favorite Sport: "My favorite sport is lacrosse because it combines many different sport attributes into one. It’s physical and very much a team sport like football, the defense and the fast pace of play is like basketball, and it requires great hand-eye coordination, which I liked when playing baseball."

Best Part of High School Sports: "The best part of high school sports is the friendships and camaraderie I have had with my teammates. Playing three sports, I’ve gotten to know a lot of great people."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Attending Marquette, guys come from all over the greater Milwaukee area and as freshmen, we didn’t know each other. Early in my freshmen football season, one of my coaches pulled me aside and said 'You might not want to be a leader, but with your God-given talents, you owe it to yourself and teammates to be one … so step up and LEAD.'”   

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "The most memorable moment in high school sports was in basketball my junior year. We played in the best conference in the state. One of the last games of the season, we beat Sussex Hamilton, which was a huge win for us against a great team."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part of playing three sports is having the opportunity to represent my school in various venues, whether it’s in a football stadium, basketball court or lacrosse field. I love staying active and fit in addition to meeting so many great people. Each sport I play helps me be better at the others."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of playing three sports is finding a balance between school, sports and having a social life."

Favorite Opponent: "My favorite opponent is Hartland Arrowhead because they are the only school we play in football, basketball, and lacrosse."

Favorite Professional Teams: Baltimore Ravens, Milwaukee Bucks, Professional Lacrosse Waterdogs.

Favorite Professional Athlete: Lamar Jackson

Favorite College Teams: Marquette University Basketball, Bellarmine University Lacrosse

Cumulative GPA: 3.3

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against: "Lucas Finnessy of Sussex Hamilton in football and David Joplin of Brookfield Central in basketball." 

Biggest Challenge of COVID-19: "The biggest challenge of COVID was having my sophomore lacrosse season cancelled and then having to wear a mask while playing basketball."

Most Admired High School Teammate: "I have been blessed to play with many great athletes and teammates; however, Frankie Collopy for his athleticism and speed and Luca Kowalik for his hard work and commitment are top on the list."

College Plans: "I plan to play NCAA Division I lacrosse on scholarship at Bellarmine University in Louisville KY where I plan to major in physical therapy."

Activities Outside of Sports: "As for other activities, I am a member of the Jesuit Honor Society where I tutor once a week, MH Spirit Club, school Intramurals, and volunteering at a senior living community."

I Find it Relaxing to: "I find it relaxing to go boating with friends and hang out with my family." 

Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad

Favorite Movie: Wolf of Wall Street

Favorite Musical Artists: Lil Wayne, Morgan Wallen

Favorite Subject: Science

Favorite Restaurant:  The Palmer House

Favorite Website: YouTube

Other Family Members: Pete, father; Kristin, mother; and sister Lauren, a freshman at UW-Madison.

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