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Bug Tussel Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Will Syens, Central Wisconsin Christian

10/27/2022, 3:00pm CDT
By Mark Miller

The Bug Tussel Triple Threat Athlete of the Week is an honor given on 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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Will Syens

Name: Will Syens

School: Central Wisconsin Christian

Grade: Senior

Soccer Honors: Second-team all-Flyway Conference selection at goalie as a senior .... Helped Central Wisconsin Christian to a 10-6-3 record in 2022 under coach Paul Stuebs ... Finished season with a 0.97 goals against average for the Crusaders ... Served as a captain as senior.  

Basketball Honors: First-team all-league choice in the Trailways East Conference as a junior and second-team selection as a sophomore ... Averaged 17.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists while helping Central Wisconsin Christian to a 13-13 record under coach Josh Gibbons in 2021-22 ... Scored a career-best 28 points in a loss to Johnson Creek as a sophomore ... Captain as a sophomore and junior.  

Golf Honors: All-league selection in the Trailways Conference as a junior. 

Best Part of High School Sports: "The best part of high school sports would be being on a team with your friends and playing in front of your friends in a really good atmosphere and celebrating as a school."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "You're either hot or due." -- Logan Grahn

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My most memorable moment would be winning the men's soccer Flyway Conference championship this season."

Which Person Has Served as Positive Role Model in Sports For You: "Logan Ganz and Dan Cupery really helped my goalie skills, but also helped with my confidence and how to get past a bad play or moment. Josh Gibbons showed me how tot ake the lead of a team and bring them together to play as one. Nicole Van Bueren showed me what a positive attitude can do for you in sports, which can be played out in other parts of my life as well."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part of being a three-sport athlete would be getting that extra time to hang out with friends and work together to achieve a common goal."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "It's tough to find time for homework and time to study for tests when you get back from a game late at night."

Favorite Opponent: Fall River

Toughest Individual You've Competed Against: "My toughest opponent would be Preston Ruedinger of Lourdes Academy in basketball."

Favorite Professional Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Favorite Professional Athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin Badgers

Cumulative GPA: 3.694
Most Admired High School Teammate:
Baylee Schaalma

College Plans: "I plan on going to school for an engineering degree. Potential schools would be Dordt University, Hope College, UW-Platteville and UW-Green Bay."

Activities Outside of Sports: "I am part of a youth group where we serve the community in multiple different ways like going to the Christian Home or going on a mission trip to Mississippi."

Favorite TV show: The Last Dance
Favorite Movie:
Marvel's Avengers

Favorite Subject: Physics 

Favorite Restaurant: Tony's Pizza

Favorite Website: Bleacher Report

Other Family Members: Matt, father; Annie, mother; Piper, sister. 

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