Loyal (OnFocus) – Loyal Greyhound Matthew Szymanski is a three sport athlete who has excelled for Loyal in his four year career. Well known for his accomplishments as a durable and rugged running back for Loyal, Szymanski’s efforts in all sports are impressive.
We caught up with Szymanski with our world-famous interview, ‘Pancakes or Waffles?’ to learn more about the standout student-athlete within and beyond the world of sports.
OnFocus: What classes are you taking this year?
Szymanski: I am taking Honors English, Senior Investing, Band, Business, Welding, and Advanced Auto, just to name a few.
“Never take a sport for granted. Appreciate the team and the lessons you learn while participating in the sports.” – Matthew Szymanski
OnFocus: What is your favorite class?
Szymanski: I really enjoy the technical classes, such as welding and auto.
OnFocus: What are your hobbies?
Szymanski: I enjoy hunting, fishing, truck and tractor pulls, and being outside.
OnFocus: Who is/was your favorite teacher?
Szymanski: My favorite teacher is Mr. Schiller because he teaches well, but makes classes
enjoyable to be in.
OnFocus: What is the most unusual food you have eaten?
Szymanski: Poutine, and it was delicious.
OnFocus: What is your favorite music to listen to?
Szymanski: Hard Rock, preferably Five Finger Death Punch.
OnFocus: What are your plans after high school?
Szymanski: I plan to attend Mid-State Technical College for Diesel and Heavy Equipment
OnFocus: If they made a movie about you, and your life, what would it be called?
Szymanski: Dumb Adventures with Matthew.
OnFocus: What sports do you play?
Szymanski: I play Football, Basketball, and Baseball.
OnFocus: Which teammate would you not want to be stranded with on a deserted
Szymanski: I wouldn’t want to be stuck with Lupe because he would eat all the available food without sharing.
OnFocus: What is your most memorable moment as an athlete?
Szymanski: I feel the most memorable moment was when I got 1,000 rushing yards in our football season. I could not have gotten this achievement without my team.
OnFocus: Who is your favorite athlete?
Szymanski: Christian McCaffrey.
OnFocus: What do you enjoy most about playing home games?
Szymanski: I love the hometown crowd and student sections yelling at the top of their lungs.
OnFocus: What’s the best thing about being a student-athlete at Loyal?
Szymanski: The best thing about being a student athlete at Loyal is the support by all the teachers and staff, both academically and sports.
OnFocus: What words of wisdom can you give to other student-athletes?
Szymanski: Never take a sport for granted. Appreciate the team and the lessons you learn while participating in the sports.
OnFocus: Lastly, pancakes or waffles?
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