Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight: Sam Mommaerts – West De Pere football
By Murray Gleffe
Name: Sam Mommaerts
Parents: Paige and Paul Mommaerts
Sam Mommaerts is a tailback on the West De Pere football team.
The Phantoms sit at 4-0 overall and are currently ranked No. 3 in the latest wissports.net Division 2 coaches poll.
What teammate would you like to be with if you were trapped in a cave with no help in sight?
“Ben Pawlak because I know he has great survival skills which will help us stay alive longer.”
What are three words which describe you?
“Motivated, funny, outgoing.”
What is another sport you could have excelled at?
“Golf. In the summer on nice days, some of my buddies and I would hit the course. I always found great enjoyment with the sport.”
Do you have a nickname?
“My friends usually call me either slips, Pete or Mo.”
Who is your favorite football player?
“Aaron Rodgers. The way he makes the impossible throw possible. He never seems to get heated on the field, and whenever he gets the ball late in a game, they are always still in the game with him at quarterback.”
What is your favorite music genre?
Talk about your run to the state finals last year.
“It started the first day of practice. When our coaches told our team we could be great, it was up to us to put the work in to achieve all our goals. The seniors really paved the way for us through their leadership and experience.”
Talk about how special your family is and what they have meant to your success.
“My family has always had my back through everything. They have given me the support and guidance to succeed.”
What is your most embarrassing football moment?
“My freshman year when I left all of my equipment at home and had to have my sister come to practice and drop it off.”
Which do you prefer – playing on a muddy field or a snowstorm?
“I would prefer playing in a snowstorm over a muddy field. In a snowstorm, you can still get some traction on the field.”
Talk about Coach Batten and the things he has accomplished while being the head coach at West De Pere.
“From the conference championships, the playoff wins and leading the run to state, he is our leader.”
You rushed for 546 yards last year in a crowded backfield which combined for 4,166 yards. What are your goals for the 2019-20 season?
“My main goal is to win the state championship. Put all personal statistics aside and focus on the team’s success.”
What is your favorite app?
What are your college aspirations?
“I want to study sales and marketing at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.”
What is one thing other teammates or coaches don’t know about you?
“I have an obsession with Optimus Prime from the movie series Transformers.”
If you could listen to any song before a football game, what would it be?
‘“Till I Collapse’ by Eminem.”
If you could attend the Super Bowl, which two teams would you want to see?
“I would want to see the Packers play the Patriots.”
What are three things you’re looking forward to as a senior at West De Pere?
“A great football season, applying for colleges and leaving my imprint at West De Pere.”
If you go to a football game anywhere in the U.S., which stadium would you want to see?
“At some point, I would love to visit the Raiders’ stadium in Las Vegas.”
Practice drill: When the offense runs a 2-minute drill against our defense