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: Andrew Alia
High School: Kenosha St. Joseph
Soccer Honors: Tallied 87 goals and 32 assists during high-school career ... Three-time first-team all-Metro Classic Conference performer ... Named Player of the Year in the league as a senior ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... Helped the Lancers of coach Gino Alia to a 10-2-5 record as a senior.
Football Honors: First-team all-Midwest Classic Conference pick at defensive back, punter and place kicker as a senior ... Led team in receptions (36) and receiving yards (521) while also hauling in eight touchdown passes ... Also a first-team all-league selection at defensive back as a junior for coach Matt Rizzo and the Lancers.
Basketball Honors: One of the state's elite class of 2022 prospects ... Enters senior season with 1,212 career points ... WBCA First-Team Division 4 selection and first-team all-Metro Classic Conference pick as a junior ... Second-team all-league pick as a sophomore and honorable mention choice as a freshman ... Career averages of 18.1 ppg, 4.0 rpb and 1.7 apg for the Lancers.
Favorite Sport: "Basketball. I love how everyone has specific roles and how working together determines the team's ultimate success."
Best Part of High School Sports: "Competing with your friends and representing your school."
Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Nobody cares. Work harder," from coach (Matt) Rizzo. And, "Confidence breeds success," from coach (Jose) Garcia
Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "Most recently, in soccer, we upset the No. 2-ranked team, Milwaukee Cristo Rey Jesuit, to win the regional championship."
Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Competing with different groups of friends in multiple sports and being connected in multiple brotherhoods."
Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Time management and getting proper recovery for my body."
Favorite Opponent: Racine St. Catherine
Favorite Professional Teams: Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers
Favorite Professional Athlete: Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns
Favorite College Teams: Marquette University
Cumulative GPA: 3.98
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against: Tyrese Hunter of Racine St. Catherine
Biggest Challenge of COVID-19: "Having to adapt to lineup changes and new guys in the rotation when players would be quarantined."
Most Admired High School Teammate: "DeAndre Baptiste in football."
College Plans: "Undecided on specific college, but I plan on getting an undergraduate degree in business management and then pursue a law degree."
Activities Outside of Sports: National Honor Soceity, Student Council, Greeter/Usher at St. Anne's Parish, volunteer at INNS/Shalom Center
I Find it Relaxing to: "Watch college and professional games with my family and friends."
Favorite TV show: The Office
Favorite Movie: Superbad
Favorite Musical Artists: Lil Uzi Vert
Favorite Subject: Economics
Favorite Restaurant: Chipotle
Favorite Website: WisSports.net
Other Family Members: Gino, father; Victoria, mother; Elizabeth, sister; Nicholas, brother.