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McDonell at Bloomer baseball 4-4-17

McDonell's Joe Schwetz fields a ground ball during a game against Bloomer last April in Bloomer.


The senior spotlight is a series focused on getting to know Chippewa County’s senior athletes.

Sports: Baseball and basketball

Favorite memory from playing sports: Going to state for basketball and going to Mauston for baseball and all the fun with the team

How you got started playing sports: Starting watching them as a kid and I said I want to be those guys

Interests/hobbies outside athletics: Playing trumpet and hanging with friends

Favorite subject in school: Physical sciences

Greatest influence(s) on your athletic career: My coaches who always push me to be the best athlete

Superstitions or pregame rituals: Eat same sub at Subway before every game

Nicknames: GI Joe, Schwetty

A little known fact about me is: I love ultimate frisbee and disc golf and traveling throughout the United States

Favorite high venue to play at: Our home turf

A school I would like to play against is: Regis, we have a great rivalry

Favorite sport: Baseball

I wish I could play: Badminton or men’s volleyball

Favorite pro sports team: Packers/Bucks/Brewers

Favorite pro athlete: Lou Gehrig

Favorite sport to watch on TV: Baseball

Favorite food: BBQ ribs

Favorite TV Show: The Office

Favorite movie: Spiderwick Chronicles

Favorite website: ESPN

Favorite musician: Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars

Dream vacation spot: New Zealand

Dream car: Porsche Spyder

I can’t live without: My friends

Post-graduation plans: Study one of the sciences at the University of St. Thomas


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