Spotlight – Male athlete of the month

Lucas “Stove” Stachowiak


What is your favorite part of playing sports at GNA?

I enjoy the teamwork and camaraderie of playing. It’s the only place where I’ll be able to play football or baseball.

Who has been the most influential to your success and why?

My family and the people around me really pushed me to play sports. I owe them for supporting me this whole time.

Why do you think athletics is an important part of high school?

High school athletics is important because it is the last time most of us will play an organized sport. Only a few will be lucky enough to play in college. That’s why I feel it’s important to make the most out of sports now.

At what age did you start playing sports?

I started playing Little League when I was about nine. I tried out for football in 8th grade, when I was fourteen. 

What sports do you play?

As of now, I play football and baseball. I might go out for another sport for my senior year. 

What is your favorite sport?

I can’t decide which sport I prefer. I like the competitiveness and intensity of football, but I also enjoy how relaxing baseball is. 

Do you plan on playing sports in college?

I highly doubt I will play sports in college. I’m too small to be any good.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I hope to see myself in college. I’ll still be interested in sports, but most likely won’t be playing any.