Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight: Max Welsing – Ashwaubenon hockey
By Murray Gleffe
Name: Max Welsing
High school: Pulaski
Parents: Melissa and Jason Welsing
Max Welsing is a senior at Pulaski High School who played on the Ashwaubenon co-op hockey team.
He said a mandatory class for seniors should be “Basic Home Repair 101.”
Welsing said he’d like to be professional hockey player Sidney Crosby for a day and enjoys Snapchat during downtime.
Talk about your hockey position.
“Most of my life, I’ve played left wing as a forward. Playing that position is no more difficult than any other position. It requires effort and determination to win individual battles. You need to place yourself in the right position for the team to be successful.”
Favorite video game?
Talk about your family.
“My family has been there and is special to me. I appreciate all their support throughout my career. They have spent lots of money on my hockey during the past 15 years.”
What’s your favorite memory from last season?
“An away weekend tournament when we had to get a hotel, and we all got a secret Santa gift from each other. We had a little too much fun when 14 guys and I got stuck in the elevator.”
What’s the greatest piece of advice somebody has told you?
“Show up and honor your responsibilities.”
What’s a day in your life like?
“Wake up and get ready for my classes with Google meets. After school, I do homework and have a little free time before I went to hockey practice. I also lifted two days a week.”
Favorite picture in your room?
“One my girlfriend made me as a gift.”
What are your college aspirations?
“I am deciding between getting my business degree at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and eventually running my own business or studying at NWTC for a two-year degree as a master electrician.”
Greenland or Tasmania for vacation?
“Tasmania. Wisconsin gets cold enough.”
What’s one addition you’d like to see at Pulaski?
“An outdoor ice rink to get more kids around the area to try skating. This may interest more students to join hockey.”
How do you avoid participating in gossip and be a leader in the process?
“By focusing and worrying about myself and not what other people say.”
What one word describes you?
What’s your favorite music genre?
“Outside of hockey, it’s country. Before games, we listened to rap or heavy metal to hype us up.”
What WIAA sport would be cool to add?
“Lacrosse. It’s a unique sport I would be interested in.”
Fruits or vegetables?
Talk about a volunteer moment.
“When my girlfriend and I went with the Leo Club to sit on Santa’s lap and dressed up as reindeer. It made me happy seeing all the kids with smiles on their faces.”
If you could be the coordinator for a senior field trip, where would you go?
“I’d go to Six Flags Great America amusement park in Gurnee, Illinois.”
Car or truck?
Who’s your hockey idol?
“NHL player Alexander Ovechkin. He has it all and is an amazing player. His physical game, big body stickhandling and shot are fun to watch. He’s someone I look up to.”
Pro team: Chicago Blackhawks
Movie: “Happy Gilmore”
Ice cream: Cookies and cream