Compiled by Cole Walters
January 11, 2018
Wisconsin Rapids– I was able to catch up with senior Carson Crotteau, a forward for the Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln hockey team, and we were able to discuss the outlook in the games upcoming for the Raiders and what goes on in the life of a student-athlete.
CWS: Your team is coming off a tough loss to D.C. Everest. How important is it for your team to stay focused as a team when you know the schedule doesn’t get any easier as the season goes on?
Crotteau: We know that our schedule doesn’t get any easier and we keep that in the back of our minds. Our main focus is to not get down on ourselves as our schedule gets tougher. We will have some bickering but we keep a positive attitude throughout the season and coach helps us keep that positive attitude.
CWS: How are you able to manage your time as a student athlete?
Crotteau: It’s a lot of after school activities. After school I go right to the rink for hockey practice and then after practice I start my homework a bit late. With away games it’s harder to do school work because it’s late nights of getting assignments done, but it’s a challenge I am willing to achieve.
CWS: Who is the biggest role-model in your life?
Crotteau: Bryson Einerson from my soccer team. He keeps a positive attitude every day.
CWS: What is your favorite subject in school?
Crotteau: Besides all of the Phy-Ed classes where you get to be active and play fun games, I am a big fan of math. It’s an unpopular opinion but I am a big numbers guy.
CWS: What is something that people don’t know about you or would be surprised to learn about you?
Crotteau: I travel quite a bit. I have been to quite a few different states. This past summer I took a trip to Colorado, Oregon and Washington so traveling is in my blood.
CWS: Snapchat, Instagram or Twitter guy?
Crotteau: Snapchat no doubt.
CWS: What are your plans after high school?
Crotteau: I plan on going to UW-Eau Claire and I am looking into a business degree.
CWS: Who is your favorite professional athlete?
Crotteau: Jonathan Toews from the Chicago Blackhawks
CWS: What is the best thing about being a student athlete at Lincoln?
Crotteau: When our team is winning, the fun thing is that when you score you skate over by the glass and seeing the student’s pound on the glass in excitement because you scored is a great experience. It gives you chills because they’re into the game.
CWS: What words of wisdom can you give to younger athletes?
Crotteau: What I would tell younger kids is that no matter how good you are at a given sport you go out for, hard work is what will pay off. You need to continue to work hard at your sport, and that hard work will pay off for you in the long run.