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Triple Threat of the Week: Drew Shrader, Belleville

05/25/2018, 12:15pm CDT
By Mark Miller

Name: Drew Shrader

School: Belleville

Grade: Senior

Football Honors: Three-year letter winner for the Wildcats ... Captain as a junior and senior ... Honorable mention all-Capitol Conference pick at tight end and second-team selection at outside linebacker as a junior ... First-team all-league choice at defensive end and wide receiver as a senior ... Defensive Lineman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the Capitol South as a senior.

Basketball Honors: Four-year varsity player for coaches Jarod Wichser and Scott Noll ... Captain as a junior and senior ... Second-team all-league pick as a sophomore and junior ... Honorable mention all-conference honoree as a senior after missing 10 games with a broken wrist ... Averaged 18.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 2017-18 ... Broke school record with 47 points in a game against Poynette in 2016 ... Finished prep career with 1,160 points and 554 rebounds. 

Baseball Honors: Four-year varsity starter for the Wildcats ... Second-team all-conference infielder as a sophomore and first-team all-league pick at infield as a junior ... Currently batting .326 with 22 stolen bases in 15 games.

Favorite Sport: "My favorite sport is whatever is in season. I prefer to be invested all-in to the sport I'm in, which makes each one more enjoyable."

Best Part of High School Sports: "I love the competitive atmosphere that each sport brings. Also, making memories and building camaraderie with teammates is awesome."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Freshman year, coach Wichser asked me after our basketball game against Columbus, 'Who do you want to be remembered as? The best on the team? The best player to ever come through Belleville? Because once you figure out who that person is, work towards it every day. I can't choose who you are, you have to go get it yourself.' "

Most Memorable Moments in High School Sports: "Scoring two touchdowns in the second half to beat Marshall on Senior Night in football to win conference for the first time since 1982."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "I love how different each sport is. Football is extremely intense, basketball is pretty intense and baseball is very laid-back. Each sport gives the opportunity to build relationships and memories with teammates and coaches."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Time management between games, practices, homework, friends and family."

Favorite Opponent: "New Glarus. The small-town rivalry and atmosphere, for every sport, is the best around."

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

Favorite Professional Athlete: JJ Watt of the Houston Texans

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers

Cumulative GPA: 3.97

Most Admired High School Teammate: Eric O'Connor

College Plans: "I will be attending the University of Wisconsin and major in either business or education."
Activities Outside of Sports: DECA, National Honor Society, Flag Football referee, volunteering with youth football and basketball camps

I Find it Relaxing to: "Hang out by the pool or campfire with friends."

Favorite TV show: The Office

Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans

Favorite Musical Artists: Eric Church, Luke Combs, Drake and J Cole

Favorite Subjects: Math

Favorite Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings

Favorite Website: YouTube

Family Members: Father, Eric; mother, Lynda; younger sisters, Jenna and Ave. 

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