Zweifel a triple threat for MG

By Logan Twing/ Eagle Post staff

As senior Zach Zweifel traveled home on a Monday in early November he could do  nothing but feel empty. Empty because this was the first day he could go home after school in three months.

       Zweifel is leaving behind an amazing season in which he was an integral part of an 11-1 Monona Grove squad that finished undefeated in the Badger South. He amassed more than 40 receptions for nearly 1,000 yards receiving, and three interceptions for the season, and was recently awarded with the Al Toon award, given to the best wide receiver in the state.

Zweifel also earned a spot on the Wisconsin State Journal All-Area team.

Though he is hanging up his high school cleats for good he plans to carry over his success on the football field to the hardwood where he is no slouch. A returning team M.V.P. and first-team all-conference selection, Zweifel looks to take capitalize on this years campaign.

“Last year was a rebuilding year, and years before that we weren’t that successful,” said Zweifel, who has started on varsity since his sophomore year. “But we are really looking forward to this year.”

Zweifel looks to head a senior loaded squad in a very competitive Badger South – a conference with returning powerhouses Edgewood and Monroe. Edgewood is returning its two leading scorers, and Monroe is usually a consistent contender for a state championship. Picked to finish fourth in conference in pre-season polls, the Silver Eagles plan to prove everyone wrong by coming away with a conference title.

“Playing a lot over the offseason and weight-lifting will prepare us for next season,” Zweifel said. “We are a good team and would love to win some games in the post season.”

A stand out in Varsity athletics, Zweifel also handles himself in the classroom. As a 3.6-student he knows what comes first, and that is school work.

Ann Klitz, athletic trainer for Monona Grove, has spent time around Zweifel both in and out of games. On the field Klitz describes him as, “very talented, hard working, and the go-to guy.”

But off the field his personality does not match that of the typical star athelete.

“He is incredibly humble, quiet and funny. An easy to talk to guy,”  Klitz said. “An overall good guy.”

He is sure to be an exciting basketball player this season as he works toward his individiual and team goals, which include a conference championship, post-season success, and to get his first dunk in a game.

When the snow melts, MG sports fans can find Zweifel on the baseball diamond. Last season he earned all-conference honors as a middle infielder for the Silver Eagles.

 

                                    

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