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FVA Student-Athlete Spotlight

FVA Spotlight: Travis Schmitz, Hortonville Soccer

Name: Travis Schmitz

School: Hortonville

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Soccer

Parents’ names: Rick Schmitz (Dad), Amanda Moede (Mom), Emily Schmitz (Step-mom)

Siblings’ names: Kayla & Corinne Schmitz

Favorite aspect of your school: I like the aspect of being able to learn new things everyday when I go to school in person, and have the ability to also help teach and tutor other classmates and friends when they need help.

What is your favorite class? Chemistry

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Stormer

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Do what makes you happy, not what makes everyone else happy.

Favorite youth coach: Will Grier

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Appleton North

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Nick Milani, Appleton North

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: When playing teams in the FVA, I am competing against teammates that I have played with in club, such as Nick and most of the Appleton North soccer team. It adds a more fun aspect to the game to where I know I am competing against friends that I can talk and have fun with while on the field.

Favorite professional team: FC Barcelona 

Favorite professional athlete: Lionel Messi

College or post-high school plans: Up in the air. I have not yet chosen a college to attend but look for the chance to play soccer at a collegiate level.

What is your desired major/career field? Mechanical Engineering 

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I traveled down to Milwaukee during the winters for soccer on weeknights my sophomore and junior year.

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” To go skydiving 

What is your dream job? Aeronautical Engineer in Colorado  

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: theprosoccerclips

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... In the woods

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Archery

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