CWS Student-Athlete Spotlight: Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln’s Taylor Mancl

By David Keech

April 18, 2018

Wisconsin Rapids-– Even though winter weather has kept area softball teams from getting much time at all on the diamond, Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln’s Taylor Mancl continues to prove to be a dangerous weapon for the Red Raiders. Learn what makes the Red Raider third baseman ‘tick’ with our world famous CWS interview, ‘Pancakes or Waffles?’

CWS: What classes are you taking this year?

Mancl: Intro to Business and Marketing, CNS-Chem/Bio, Algebra 2, English 2, Speech, World History, Phy Ed 2.

CWS: What is your favorite class?

Mancl: Gym or any Business class.

CWS: What are your hobbies?

Mancl: Playing sports, working out, spending time with family and friends, and just staying active.

CWS: Who is/was your favorite teacher?

Mancl: Mrs. Thom.

CWS: What is the most unusual food you have eaten?

Mancl: Worms.

CWS: What is your favorite music to listen to?

Mancl: Hip-hop or Country.

CWS: What are your plans after high school?

Mancl:  I am not 100% yet, I either want to do something in business, early education or orthodontics.

CWS: If they made a movie about you, and your life,  what would it be called?

Mancl: The Crazy life of Taylor.

CWS: What other sports do you play?

Mancl: Softball, Basketball and Volleyball.

CWS: Which teammate would you not want to be stranded with on a deserted island?

Mancl: There isn’t a teammate that I wouldn’t want to be stranded on an Island with. We all became family and we all have different strengths and weaknesses so whatever teammate I am with on a deserted island, we will find our way off by working together.

CWS: What is your most memorable moment as an athlete?

Mancl: My most memorable moment as an athlete is definitely taking second at the state softball tournament last year.

CWS: Who is your favorite athlete?

Mancl: My favorite athlete is Vince Biegel.

CWS: What do you enjoy most about playing home games?

Mancl: The best thing about home games is the intensity of conference rivals and the volume and energy that the fans and teams make.

CWS: What’s the best thing about being a student-athlete at Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln?

Mancl: The best thing about being a student athlete at Lincoln High School is the support and encouragement from the community.

CWS: What words of wisdom can you give to other student-athletes?

Mancl: Never give up and follow your dreams because you can do anything you put your mind to if you just believe.

CWS: Lastly, pancakes or waffles?

Mancl: Pancakes.

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