The 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 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.
Name: Hudson Torrez
High School: Big Foot
Soccer Honors: Three-time first-team all-Rock Valley Conference performer ... Rock Valley Player of the Year as senior ... First-team all-state selection in 2023 ... United Soccer Coaches All-American pick ... Scored 41 goals and had 28 assists while helping coach Keith Blakeman's squad at Big Foot/Williams Bay to a 15-2-2 record.
Basketball Honors: Second-team all-Rock Valley pick as a sophomore and first-team all-league choice as a junior ... Averaged 16.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists for Big Foot in 2022-23 and had a career-best 40 points in a win over Clinton ... Begins senior season as a three-year varsity letter winner for coach Hunter Price ... Had scored 920 career points through the first three games of senior season.
Track & Field Honors: Member of Big Foot's fifth-place 4x100 relay team at the 2022 WIAA State Meet in La Crosse ... Also a member of Big Foot's sixth-place 4x200 relay squad at the state meet last spring.
Favorite Sport: "My favorite sport is soccer. Every time I step on the field, I feel relaxed and excited to play. I've been playing soccer since kindergarten and it has shaped me into the person I am today."
Best Part of High School Sports: "The relationships you make with your teammates and coaches. Coach Blakeman, coach Price and Coach Lueck have all been amazing and have taught me so much. The relationships you get with your teammates are never forgettable. I still have teammates from my freshman year I talk to daily."
Best Advice from a High School Coach: "I would say the best advice I've gotten was from coach Price. He told me my freshman year to never change the player that I am and Ill be one of the best players Big Foot has had. So I strive to play the same way I always have."
Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "When Augustus Foster hit the buzzer beater to win the regional championship against Martin Luther."
Which Person or Persons Have Served as Positive Role Models: "I would say the most influential role models I've had in sports are my parents. They always push me to be better than I was yesterday, but they also congratulate and encourage me throughout the process."
Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "I think the best part of playing three sports is the fitness and the different experiences you get. Doing soccer in the fall helps me stay in shape for basketball in the winter. You also get to do things that you've maybe never done before. I went out for track my sophomore year for the first time ever, and it has been an amazing and unique experience."
Most Difficult Part of Playing Three Sports: "I would say the toughest part about playing three sports is the wear it has on your body. You feel tired at some point throughout the season, because you really don't get a break between each sport."
Favorite Opponent: "My favorite opponent to play against is Badger High School. They are always pretty good at each sport and it's always a competitive and fun game to play against them. It's also only 20 minutes away from Big Foot so I know most of the players on the team."
Toughest Individual You've Competed Against: "I would say the toughest player I've ever played against was my club teammate and great friend, Chuy Ramirez, who plays soccer for Pius XI Catholic. We played against them twice this season and he is a very skilled midfielder who is almost unstoppable."
Favorite Professional Teams: Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, Chelsea FC, Milwaukee Brewers
Favorite Professional Athlete: "My favorite professional athlete is Kevin Durant, and he has been since I was in first grade. I think he is the greatest pure shooter in the NBA of all time."
Favorite College Team: Marquette
Cumulative GPA: 3.35
Most Admired High School Teammate: "My most admired high school teammates are Yeison Santos from the soccer team. He has worked harder than anyone else and his results this year showed it. He should've been first-team all-state with me. I would say Dakota Nordmeyer is also someone I admire the most for basketball. He is always in the gym and always looking to get better. He makes mistakes and fixes them right away. I strive to have his coachability."
College Plans: "I have committed to play soccer at Marquette."
Activities Outside of Sports: "Vice President of the Big Foot Sports Network where he highlight all the different sports and clubs throughout the school year. I am also in Future Business Leaders of America. Last year, our FBLA group placed third in state and qualified for the national event."
Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad
Favorite Movie: Thunderstruck
Favorite Musical Artists: Drake
Favorite Subjects: Math/HIstory
Favorite Restaurant: Raising Canes
Favorite Website: CoolMathGames.com
Other Family Members: Steve, father; Renee, mother; Quincy, brother; Maya, sister.