Senior Spotlight: Masen Powless, Bay Port lacrosse
Bay Port High School lacrosse player Masen Powless (Rich Palzewic photo).
BY RICH PALZEWIC
Masen Powless is a senior at Bay Port on the lacrosse team. A Concordia University (Mequon) recruit, Masen plans to study business/coaching in college.
Name: Masen Powless
School: Bay Port
Parents: Matt & Holly
It looks like you’re a big sports fan in general?
“I am. I love the Milwaukee Bucks. I grew up playing baseball with my dad and brother. I’ve always been around sports, enjoy watching them and playing them.”
Do you have any siblings?
“I have an older brother named Hayden and a younger sister named Mada who is a junior here at Bay Port.”
Do you come from a sports family?
“Hayden played lacrosse and Mada is a really good bowler. My dad is a good bowler and played football at Green Bay Southwest. My mom is the support team.”
Have you ever done any other high-school sports besides lacrosse?
“I did football my senior year and cross country and bowling my junior year.”
How good of a bowler are you?
“I average between 180-190. My brother is about 200 and my sister is like 185 … she’s good.”
Lacrosse isn’t too well known around here, as it’s more popular in the eastern United States. Tell us the story of when you began playing and how it happened.
“I hadn’t played until my sophomore year when Elijah (Gash) got me into it, but now I love the game. I had seen my brother play and it looked cool. I picked up a stick my freshman year and just kind of messed around with it, but didn’t play until the next season. I play almost every day now and it was pretty easy for me to pick up. With playing baseball when I was younger, that helped with my hand-eye coordination. I went to a tournament going into my sophomore year and it was after that I knew I wanted to play.”
What do you like most about the game?
“I just like how it’s played … the feel of it, how fun it is and the family aspect of it. You have to come together and play as a team. You rely on the man next to you to be successful.”
How about a high school sport you wish you would have done?
“Basketball, 100 percent. I never played when I was younger, but I’ve played pick-up games with my friends. I also played intramurals.”
Do you have a most memorable sports moment?
“When we beat Appleton United last year. It was a big game for us and it was back-and-forth. We ended up winning by a goal late in the game.”
How about a most embarrassing one?
“Probably losing to Neenah like 11-3 for the conference championship after we had beaten Appleton … it was humbling.”
What are some of your non-sports related hobbies?
“My hobbies pretty much revolve around sports, but I really like boating. I also like to tinker with things with my friends and dad. My dad and I just fixed a moped recently.”
Flashback to when you were 10 years old … what did you want to be when you grew up?
“Probably a football player.”
Talk about the recruiting process a bit.
“Concordia reached out to me, so I went down for an official, overnight visit. That went well and all the guys were nice. I watched a practice, met with the coaches and went to a team meal. It just felt right. I went to some other places – Philadelphia, Michigan and Iowa – but I wanted to stay closer to home as well because I’m close to my family. I’m hoping I get some good playing time and can help the team.”
What is something about you most people wouldn’t know?
“I think I’m a good cook!”
What’s your favorite thing to make?
Finish this sentence … On Sunday mornings you can usually find me …
“On the field.”
Dogs or cats?
Tent camping or camper?
Tiny house or tree house?
Read the book or watch the movie?
“Read the book.”
Lie on the beach or ski down the slopes?
“Lie on the beach.”
TV show: Arrow
Cereal: Frosted Flakes
You’re a lacrosse player but yet your favorite movie is a hockey movie?
“It’s just an awesome movie. I’m not much of an NHL fan, but I love going to the rink and watching my high-school friends play.”
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