Big Changes Happening on August 7, 2019.


Athlete of the Week: McKenzie Wollenberg

Bonduel senior ready to help team make playoff push

Contributed Photo Bonduel senior McKenzie Wollenberg has been a tough out in the middle of the Bears batting lineup this spring.

Athlete: McKenzie Wollenberg

Sport: Softball

School: Bonduel High School

Year: Senior

Despite struggling to score runs at times, the Bonduel High School softball team has still racked up the hits this spring. Senior McKenzie Wollenberg, who typically hits third or fourth in the lineup, has been a big contributor to the team’s offense, with several multi-hit games to her name.

She most recently tallied three hits in the team’s loss to Amherst on Tuesday. Wollenberg posted two hits in a win over Menominee Indian on April 30 and recorded three hits and scored three times in a nonconference win over Three Lakes on April 26.

Q: When did your interest in softball begin?

A: My interest in softball began around the age of 6. I would always watch my brothers (Ben and Travis) play t-ball and I’d also try to help my dad (Scott) coach as much as possible.

Q: What is your favorite part about the softball season?

A: My favorite part about the softball season would be getting to play with all my teammates and cherishing the memories we make at the game and on the bus rides.

Q: As the season wraps up, what does the team need to be doing to put together a playoff run?

A: I believe that in order to make a big run in playoffs we need to clean up some of our mental errors, while also keeping up with the amount of hits that we have been having.

Q: As a senior, what do you do to help some of your younger teammates?

A: To help some of underclassmen on the team, I try to welcome them in and talk to them so that they aren’t so shy. I believe that it helps to get everyone to enjoy the sport and not to be scared. Also, for the physical part of playing I try to help them out in their position, by telling them to move up or back, or when they make a good play.

Q: What’s your favorite memory of competing on the Bonduel softball team?

A: My favorite memory from Bonduel softball is when we took a trip up to Marquette, Michigan, to play in the dome (Superior Dome in mid-April). It was an unbelievable experience and such a great environment to play in.

Q: What are you going to miss most when your softball career is over at Bonduel?

A: I’m going to miss not playing on the field with my teammates anymore. As the season begins to come to an end its really starting to kick in that soon I’ll never be able to put on my jersey and cleats anymore.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do when you are not in school or competing in a high school sport?

A: My favorite thing to do when I am not in school or sports is hanging out with friends and going somewhere new on an adventure.

Q: Favorite movie?

A: My favorite movie is “The Longest Ride.” I also like to watch thriller movies and comedies.

Q: Name one thing about yourself that not many people know.

A: Something that a lot of people may not know about me is that I love the outdoors, but I also like to be girly at times.

Q: What’s the greatest piece of advice you have ever been told?

A: The greatest piece of advice that I have ever been told is that “you will never make it anywhere if you never put in the effort to get there.”