Sport(s) Played: Football and Baseball
Q1: Why did you choose the sport(s) that you play?
I originally played soccer until I quit and Mr. Theile got me to play football. I loved the sport and never looked back after that.
Q2: What is your favorite Madeira sports memory?
Junior year overtime football game against Reading. Handed it off to teammate Nick Heisser who then tossed it to Max Autry. Max threw it long to me (QB) in the endzone to win the game. Also known as the Philly special.
Q3: How do you get motivated to practice each and every day?
I get motivated by the want to win. Every practice I show up to, I get better and I make the people around me better.
Q4: What superpower do you wish you had and how would you use it?
Invisibility – so I could go unseen.
Q5: Which athlete(s) would you like to have dinner with and what would you talk about?
I would like to have dinner with Joe Burrow. I would ask him what he thinks about the most in terms of success. What keeps him winning and successful all the time.
Q6: What makes a great teammate?
Someone who is always in a positive headspace and shows up consistently. The team can depend on him and trust him in difficult situations.
Q7: What is on your pre-game playlist?
A lot of dua lipa.
Q8: What is the funniest thing that you have seen or happened to you in a practice or game?
The time we were in victory formation (can’t recall the day). My teammate Collin Miranda was on the field making the team up a player. This memory stuck with the team, as now during practice, we will put a 12th man on the field to play fun at the memory.
Q9: What is next after you graduate?
Get a good education and continue my football and baseball career in college. I have not yet decided where that will be.
Q10: What advice would you give an 8th grade athlete as they move on to high school sports?
Trust the process everyday even when you don’t always feel like it.