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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: George Schroeder, New Richmond

02/08/2024, 1:00pm CST
By Mark Miller

The 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 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: George Schroeder

High School: New Richmond

Class: Senior

Football Honors: First-team all-Big Rivers Conference selection and All-WFCA Region pick as a senior ... Second-team all-league pick as a junior ... Voted team captain as a senior ... Caught 23 passes for 376 yards and six touchdowns in 2023 ... Three-year starter at tight end ... Helped New Richmond to a 10-2 record as a senior.

Basketball Honors: The 6-foot-3 senior was voted team captain as a senior and junior ... Three-year starter for coach Ryan Leis' program ... Currently averaging 8.1 points and a team-best 7.1 rebounds for a New Richmond squad that is 14-6.    

Baseball Honors: Captain of the team as a junior ... Honorable mention all-Big Rivers Conference in 2023 ... Batted .392 with six doubles ... Three-year starter at New Richmond.

Favorite Sport: "Either football or baseball. I love the brotherhood and the family bond that football creates, but I also love the way baseball challenges me mentally and makes me push myself to be as mentally strong as I can be."

Best Part of High School Sports: "It definitely is the bonds and friendships that I have created in my four years."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "It would have to be 'block out all the nose and keep the main thing the main thing.' Something that my football coach, Reggie Larson, says whenever we play in big games with lots of buzz around them."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "For me, it had to be beating Menomonie four times in one calendar year in football, and sending them home from the playoffs two years in a row during that stretch."

Which Person or Persons Have Served as Positive Role Models: "Both my mom and dad are by far my biggest role models. From a young age, they would always push me to be the best that I could be, in whatever it was that I was doing, but especially sports. They also taught me how nothing comes easy, doing so by never giving me a win and always having me earn the feeling of a win."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Getting to know some of the guys from around the conference is always fun. It's fun to get to know them and create friendships with kids from other schools."

Most Difficult Part of Playing Three Sports: "Never really having an offseason is tough. It is always a grind, whether I am recovering from an injury or keeping up on school, it sometimes leads to late nights after games and early mornings with lifting, but the end result makes it all extremely worthwhile."

Favorite Opponent: "My personal favorite team to play against is the Menomonie Mustangs. My sophomore year in athletics, they kind of pushed us around in every sport I played them in. But through my junior and now senior year, the tables have kind of turned and we are the 'Big Brother' now."

Toughest Individual You've Competed Against: "The best athlete I've competed against is either Jake Busson from Hudson or Alex Belongia from Rice Lake. Both of them were studs in their respective sports and are competing at the next level."

Favorite Professional Teams: Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers

Favorite Professional Athlete: "This is a tough one, but my favorite athlete to watch is Mike Trout. The way that man goes and makes plays, I just love the effort he brings."

Favorite College Teams: University of Wisconsin, UW-La Crosse

Cumulative GPA: 3.57

Most Admired High School Teammate: "The guy I admire most is Will Feuerer. He is a guy who put his heart and soul into our football program and everything that it means to be a Tiger football player; and he knew he wasn’t going to play college ball anywhere. He loved the moment he was in and wanted to live it to the best ability that he could, no matter the situation. I will always admire people who do things for the next generation of athletes, and Will did that."

College Plans: "I plan to attend UW-La Crosse to continue my football career and study business."

Activities Outside of Sports: "I help volunteer and run a lot of youth camps that my sports put on. I also volunteer and help out at my church when needed. I also attended Badger Boys State last summer. I enjoy golfing in my free time, too."

Favorite TV Shows: "I don't watch a lot of TV, but it  would have to be The Outerbanks on Netflix."

Favorite Movie: "Like TV shows, I don't watch a ton of movies, but my favorite is The Sandlot or Happy Gilmore."

Favorite Musical Artists: Drake, 21 Savage, Lil Baby 

Favorite Subject: "As weird as it may sound, I really enjoy Calculus II. My teacher makes the class really fun and enjoyable to be in."

Favorite Restaurant: Chipotle, Texas Roadhouse, Olive Garden

Favorite Website: "Whenever I am supposed to be reading at school, I like to read on so I'd say that is my favorite."

Other Family Members: Brian, father; Amie, mother; Jackson, younger brother.

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