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Bug Tussel Wireless Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Nate Streveler, Stevens Point

11/11/2021, 1:00pm CST
By Mark Miller

The Bug Tussel Wireless Triple Threat Athlete of the Week is an honor given on WisSports.net to the top senior boys and girls three-sport athletes in the state. Players are recognized each week on WSN, with the a boys and girls winner of the Pat Richter Award at the end of the season to the best three-sport athlete of the year.

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Name: Nate Streveler

High School: Stevens Point Area Senior High 

Grade: Senior

Soccer Honors: Unanimous first-team all-conference performer as a senior for coach Derek Bell ... Helped Stevens Point to the Wisconsin Valley Conference championship in 2021 ... Earned three varsity letters for the Panthers.  

Basketball Honors: Enters senior season as a three-year varsity letter winner for coach Jon Krull and the Panthers ... Earned Most Improved Player award as a sophomore while earning second-team all-Wisconsin Valley Conference laurels ... Helped SPASH to the league title as a junior ... Team captain as a junior and repeat pick on second-team all-league team despite playing with torn labrum last month of the season. 

Track & Field Honors: Three-year varsity letter winner for coach Kevin Streveler and the Panthers ... Helped SPASH to league titles as a freshman and junior ... Broke freshman indoor records in long jump, 800 and 1,600 relays ... State qualifier in the 800 and 1,600 relays as a junior.

Favorite Sport: "My favorite sport would have to be basketball as the game has always been a big part of my life and a place where I have gained so many friends and learned many lessons."

Best Part of High School Sports: "The best part of high school sports are all the memories I have made along the way. From the bus rides back home on away games, the team meals and activities, and making runs in the playoffs to extend the season."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "The best advice that I have ever received from one of my high school coaches is also the quote he seems to say most often, and that is to “Never be satisfied”. It just so happens that the coach that says this is also my father, Coach Streveler, who has been the head track & field coach for the last 18 years at SPASH."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "So far, the most memorable moment I have had was making it and competing at state in track & field last year at UW-La Crosse. During the state meet, we ran in a monsoon and got onto the awards podium by finishing sixth in the 800-meter relay. That is definitely something I will never forget."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part of playing three sports is the number of friends and memories I have gained - whether they’re coming from SPASH teams, club sports or opponents. My best high school memories are almost all from sports."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The hardest part of playing in three different sports during high school is definitely losing a lot of free time. After practice and homework, having the time to relax and hang out with friends isn’t an everyday thing."

Favorite Opponent: "My favorite opponent that I’ve come across would be the Wausau West sprint-relay teams, as they always gave my relay teams a good race every time we competed. We knew that to beat them we would need our best races."

Favorite Professional Teams: Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks

Favorite Professional Athlete: "My favorite professional athlete would have to be Michael Jordan. He is a role model for me as a basketball player because he was driven to always be the best."

Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin Badgers

Cumulative GPA: 4.041

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against: "The toughest individual that I have competed against would be Racine St. Catherine's guard Tyrese Hunter, who I played against in basketball at the Sentry Classic as a sophomore."

Biggest Challenge of COVID-19: "The biggest challenge of COVID-19 for me was everything being closed and being quarantined three times for close contacts. It seemed there was nothing to do. Also playing with a mask on during the basketball season last year."

Most Admired High School Teammate: "The high school teammate that I have admired the most is Evan Vollendorf, who I played varsity basketball with when I was a freshman and sophomore. He was someone that I looked up to when stepping up to the big stage of varsity as he was always focused on the team's success."

College Plans: "As of right now my college plans are undecided, except for the fact that I plan to go to a 4-year college."

Activities Outside of Sports: "The volunteer group I am a part of that is outside of sports would be the Emerson Chapter National Honor Society, which is a volunteer group of juniors and seniors that are elected to the society by teachers at my school.  I have also volunteered at basketball camps for the past three years."

I Find it Relaxing to: "Going in our hot tub is the thing that is probably the most relaxing to do on a day off from sports or after a hard practice."

Favorite TV show: Outer Banks

Favorite Movie: "Although it is hard to pick one movie, my favorite one would be 'Miracle.' ”

Favorite Musical Artists: Post Malone, Marshmello, Juice WRLD

Favorite Subject: Math

Favorite Restaurant: Cheesecake Factory

Favorite Website: YouTube

Other Family Members: Kevin, father; Vicki, mother; Noah, brother.

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