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Joe Schlosser

, Star Tribune

Eastview senior eyes 3-peat again

  • October 17, 2012 - 8:09 AM

A year ago Eastview senior Joe Schlosser accomplished a rare feat for any high athlete. He was a member of three state tournament teams -- soccer, basketball and baseball.

Schlosser's goal in his final year of a high school is to repeat the performance.

Here is a closer look at Schlosser:

The best movie I've seen in the last year? "Project X."

Three words or phrases my friends or teammates might use to describe me? Fast; funny; creative.

Three songs I never skip on my iPod are ... "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen; "Work Out" by J. Cole; "Be a King" by E-Dubble.

What are your three favorite apps? YouTube; Pandora; Twitter.

Who do you like to follow the most on Twitter, and why? I just follow my friends. I don't follow that many famous people because I care about what my friends are doing rather than some celebrity.

At my first varsity practice, I felt ... nervous because I had to show not only my coach, but all of my teammates that I deserved to be there.

Who is your school's biggest rival, and why? In soccer and basketball, it's Apple Valley because they are always competing for the conference or section championship with us and they also live in the same city as us. For baseball, it would be Burnsville because they have always been good and the best competition in our section and conference.

If you could change one thing about high school sports, what would it be? If it was a game day, you wouldn't have to go to school or have any homework due.

In 10 years, I hope I'm ... at a successful computer programming or software job and making some good money.

What is the best sports advice you ever received? The best sports advice I've ever received has come from the movie "Talladega Nights." In the movie, Ricky Bobby said, "If you ain't first, you're last."

What is your most memorable moment as a high school athlete? My most memorable moment was going to play at the Metrodome, Target Center and Target Field for the state tournament in all three sports as a junior, and winning the state championship for baseball.

What was it like for you to be a member of three state tournament teams in one year, and how was each experience different? It was a great and unique experience to be on three state tournament teams as a junior, something I could not have experienced if I would have focused on only one sport. I really learned a lot from each experience. For soccer and basketball, it was awesome because everywhere we walked through the halls at Eastview, people were congratulating us for making it that far. It felt like the whole school was behind us at all of the games. But for baseball, school was out and we didn't have all the people in the halls to congratulate us. But I still felt the school spirit behind us because of all of the people that showed up at our games on the way to the championship. Then after we won it all in baseball, we went back to Eastview and all of our fans were there to congratulate us on winning it and to celebrate the victory with us.

RON HAGGSTROM

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