Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight: Aidan Christensen – Ashwaubenon soccer, tennis
By Murray Gleffe
Name: Aidan Christensen
Parents: Jim and Paula
Activities: Soccer, tennis
Aidan Christensen lettered every season in soccer and tennis while attending Ashwaubenon High School.
He and his doubles partner qualified for the 2021 WIAA Division 1 State Individual Tennis Tournament this past spring.
Christensen said he watched every playoff game of the Milwaukee Bucks’ run to win the NBA title.
Who was the quietest person on the tennis team?
“Justin Heller was reserved but then could have moments of pure excitement. He also gave the hardest high-fives.”
What’s your most embarrassing soccer moment?
“Having an own goal in back-to-back games my sophomore season.”
If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
“Invest half into the stock market and use the other half to have fun.”
What’s the hardest part about performing in a tennis match?
“Coming from behind. The pressure is sometimes unimaginable.”
A week in Europe or Australia?
“Australia because I’ve wanted to visit Sydney and see the different types of animals the country has to offer.”
If you could be somebody for a day, who would it be?
“Joe Rogan. He has lots of friends who would be amazing to talk to. The laughs would be memories I wouldn’t forget.”
A cool or hot summer?
“I love hot summers. I enjoy going to my cabin for swimming or wakeboarding. A hot summer with a cool lake is my ideal life.”
Do you have a nickname?
“My mom calls me ‘YA’ instead of Aidan.”
Jet skiing or swimming?
“Jet skiing. It’s the most fun you can have. Last summer, my friend Luke Schroeder flung me off one, and the whole way back we laughed our heads off.”
What’s something about you most people don’t know?
“I can’t handle scary movies – I scream like a toddler.”
Where do you see yourself in 15 years?
“Graduated college and living the life I’ve always wanted.”
Talk about when you helped somebody.
“One time, a person didn’t have the money to pay for their food in front of me. I had the opportunity to pay for their meal. My parents always taught me to be helpful, so I was able to help someone in need.”
What are your college aspirations?
“To attend Marquette University and get a business degree. After four years, I might go for a law degree.”
What are your hobbies?
“Snowboard, wakeboard and barefoot ski. When I’m feeling tired, I like to sit back and destroy my friends in video games.”
What two words describe you?
What’s your favorite phone app?
Who’s your favorite soccer player?
“Lionel Messi (from Argentina) has been my favorite. The things he can do on the ball are out of this world.”
Toughest tennis team you’ve played?
“My freshman year, my doubles partner and I played Sun Prairie in the championship match of a tournament. We were both skinny freshman and went up against 6-foot-2, body-building seniors.”
How do you define success?
“Being able to look in the mirror at the end of the day and make sure I did everything I wanted to the best of my abilities.”
Restaurants: Koko Sushi Bar and Lounge, Republic Chophouse
Subjects: History, law
Musical Artist: J. Cole
Sports editor’s note: To read last week’s Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight on Angela Heck, CLICK HERE.