CWS Sports Desk
January 24, 2019
Wausau– The CWS Spotlight found its way to Newman Catholic High School to talk with senior Ben Leischer. Leischer is on the boys basketball team and recently scored 28 points against Marathon. Leischer shared some information about his life on and off the basketball court. Check it out!
CWS: Now that we’re past the holidays and getting into the thick of the winter season, what are some positives for your team to this point and what are you hoping to accomplish moving forward?
Leischer: As a team we have improved a lot and are playing a lot better as the games go on. Our main goal is to just compete, have fun, and constantly improve as the year progresses.
CWS: How are you able to manage your time as a student athlete?
Leischer: Time management is a big part of being able to balance both athletics and academics. But with the help of my peers coaches and parents it never seems to be that stressful.
CWS: What can you say about the support your team gets from parents/fans/the community?
Leischer: No matter if we win or lose, our teammates, coaches and parents support us and push us to be better basketball players, but more importantly better over all individuals.
CWS: What is your favorite subject in school?
CWS: What is something that people don’t know about you or would be surprised to learn about you?
Leischer: Really big into the outdoors and everything hunting and fishing has to offer.
CWS: Snapchat, Instagram or Twitter?
Leischer: Instagram: bleisch2.
CWS: What are your plans after high school?
Leischer: As of right now either attend the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire or La Crosse and focus on acquiring a job somewhere in the medical field.
CWS: Who is your favorite professional athlete?
Leischer: Stephen Curry.
CWS: What’s the best thing about being a student-athlete at Newman?
Leischer: The support and recognition one receives. All of the teachers and coaches are on your side, pushing everyone to succeed with whatever they find interest in.
CWS: What words of wisdom can you give to younger student athletes?
Leischer: Don’t focus on the wins and losses too much, focus on enjoying every little moment and memory you are able to create with your best friends. It goes a lot faster than you realize.