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“Jaguar Student Spotlight -Alex Stanko Football”

By Murray Gleffe, Sports Correspondent

Name        Alex Stanko

Sport         Football

Twitter     @amstanko

What is it like to be a leader on the football team at Ashwaubenon? “It’s a humbling experience. You have to control and guide the team no matter what is going on with you personally.”

What is your most embarrassing moment ever in football? “I do not get embarrassed while playing football. You can’t think about what anyone else is thinking of you. All you can do is give it your all. You have to constantly think about the next play, because that is the only play that matters.”

How many years have you been involved in football? “I have been competing in organized football since third grade and tackle football since sixth.”

What is your most memorable moment in football? “My most memorable moment in football was when we played Southwest in the regular season during my junior year. We came back to beat them 63-56, and it was by far the most fun I have ever had while playing.”

What’s the hardest aspect about football? “The hardest aspect of football is that it is a team sport. You need all 11 players to do their job in order to have a successful play.”

If you could be somebody for one day, who would it be? “Honestly, I would not like to be anyone else, even for a day.”

What are your college aspirations? “I would like to go on to a college with great academics. From there, I can go on to medical school and pursue a career as a doctor.”

What would be your dream job once you graduate? “My dream job would be becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon.”

What are your hobbies? “Reading, gaming, relaxing with friends, working out, napping.”

What is your favorite sporting event ever attended? ‘My favorite sporting event I ever attended would either have to be the Wisconsin vs. LSU game held at Lambeau last year, or when the Badgers played Ohio State (a few years back) when Ohio State was ranked number one and David Gilreath returned the opening kickoff to the house.”

What is your favorite kind of music? “Hip hop”

What is your favorite thing to do on your phone? “Play games.”

What three words best describe you? “Hard-working, dedicated, kind.”

What is your favorite trip(s) ever taken? “My favorite trip was when my family and I went to Hawaii a couple years ago.”



My mom’s Tunisian stew



TV Show:

Grey’s Anatomy/Friends


John Wall, Melvin Gordon, Adrian Peterson

Board Game:



Gummy worms

Ice Cream:






Comments from Jaguar Head Football Coach Mark Jonas, “Personally, I think Alex is the heart of the team. His toughness and leadership were in display the entire off season. He didn’t miss workouts, put in extra time at school, and at outside workouts in order to become “the best he could be”. He does the same in the classroom as he carries a GPA over 4.0 and had a 34 ACT, recently. In short, he really is the epitome of a student/athlete.”

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