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: Dayton Lasack
High School: Deerfield
Football Honors: Four-time varsity letter winner ... Team captain ... Second-team All-Trailways Conference performer at defensive back and honorable mention at wide receiver as a senior for coach Derek Sweger and the Demons ... Academic All-State selection by the WFCA ... Deerfield Defensive Player of the Year in 2021.
Basketball Honors: Three-year varsity letter winner for the Demons ... Earned second-team all-Trailways South Conference honors as a junior after averaging 10.8 points and 4.4 rebounds ... Team captain ... A 6-foot-4 forward who has helped Deerfield to a 7-4 record to date under coach Nick Krull by averaging 11.5 points and 6.4 rebounds ... Earned Deerfield's Hustle Award as a junior.
Track & Field Honors: Placed sixth in the 300-meter hurdles at the 2021 WIAA State Track and Field Meet with a time of 41.89 seconds ... Two-time letter winner entering senior season ... Team captain ... Trailways Conference Performer of the Year in 2021 ... Deerfield track Most Valuable Performer as a junior.
Favorite Sport: "I love all the sports I play, but my favorite is basketball. It is my favorite because I have the most fun playing it."
Best Part of High School Sports: "The feeling after winning a close game, especially against rival teams."
Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Don't get bored, get better." -- Coach Clift
Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "Competing during the state track and field meet in La Crosse."
Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The friendships created from working with others."
Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Balancing time between sports, school and other activities."
Favorite Opponent: Cambridge
Favorite Professional Teams: Milwaukee Bucks, Green Bay Packers
Favorite Professional Athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin, Iowa
Cumulative GPA: 4.00
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against: Isaac Albrecht of Cambria-Friesland/Randolph track and field
Biggest Challenge of COVID-19: "Not falling behind in school and sports."
Most Admired High School Teammate: David Valdes
College Plans: "Plan to major in engineering, but I have not yet decided which college to attend."
Activities Outside of Sports: Band, Senior Class President, Student Council, Leo Club.
I Find it Relaxing to: "Listen to music."
Favorite TV show: Family Guy
Favorite Movie: Avengers: Infinity War
Favorite Musical Artists: Polo G
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Restaurant: Culver's
Favorite Website: Hudl
Other Family Members: Steve, father; Lisa, mother; Rowan, sister.