New Prague senior Drew Schoenbauer is halfway home to accomplishing his two goals in his final year of high school.
“I wanted to make it to state in basketball and track,” Schoenbauer said. “I’ve already checked basketball off.”
Schoenbauer is a sprinter and jumper on the track team. He was a shooting guard on the basketball team, which advanced to the state tournament before losing to Mankato East 65-60 in the Class 3A quarterfinals. The Trojans finished with an overall record of 20-9 on the season.
“Drew is a senior captain and brings experience and leadership to our squad,” New Prague coach Nick Meyer said. “He has been a top jumper since ninth grade, and another year of experience and athleticism will help him take the next step this spring. He will also play a bigger role as a sprinter and will compete for the team in four events.”
Here is a closer look at Schoenbauer, who was also a wide receiver on the Trojans’ football team last fall:
Q What is the best movie you have seen in the last year?
A “The Dark Knight.” It’s the greatest movie ever.
Q Three songs you never skip on your iPod are …
A … “Bangarang” by Skrillex; “Talk Dirty” by Jason Derulo, and “Clique” by Kanye West, Big Sean and Jay-Z.
Q What are your three favorite apps?
A Snapchat, Amazing Brick and Bubble Witch 2.
Q Who do you like to follow the most on Twitter, and why?
A Sports accounts, so I can stay up to date with all of the scores as well as trades.
Q Three words or phrases your friends or teammates would use to describe you are …
A … major Batman fan.
Q At your first varsity practice, you …
A … felt so incredibly slow and small.
Q What did you work on most in the offseason?
A Getting faster, stronger, and jumping higher.
Q What is your favorite meal before a game?
A A pepperoni, ham and bacon sandwich from Subway.
Q To get focused for a game, you …
A ... listen to music.
Q What is your most memorable moment as a high school athlete?
A Going to state with my basketball team or my alley-oop dunk this past season.
Q If you could change one thing about high school sports, what would it be?
A I think a shot clock in basketball would make games a lot more intense.
Q How do you balance school and sports during the year?
A By not taking too much time after practice to start my school work.
Q Who is your favorite college or pro sports team, and why?
A The Ohio State Buckeyes. My mom is from Ohio and that’s who she taught me to cheer for.
Q When you have time off during vacation, what do you like to do?
A Lay in my bed and sleep. Life doesn’t get much better than that.
Q In 10 years, you hope you are …
A ... lounging on my yacht in the ocean.
Q Do you have a secret talent – and if so, what is it?
A I can make one heck of an omelet.
Q What is the best sports advice you have ever received?
A “Suck it up, Princess.”