Mason Companies Presents: Senior Sport Spotlight
MHS Senior 2020
Name: Joey Goettl
Sport(s): Football, Basketball, Track and Field
Position(s): QB, Corner, Guard
Parents: Dennis and Marie Goettl
Social media: Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter
After high school plans: Play Football at Minnesota State Mankato
Athlete: Ryan Shazier
Sport to watch: College Football
Sport to play: Football
Professional sports team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Superhero: Captain America
Tell me about your family:
Our family is one of a kind in my eyes. We can be crazy at times and serious in others. We all have a special bond where we get each other. I’m just like my dad, wild and unpredictable. My mom on the other hand, that’s where I get my calmness I’d say. My mom is always the one controlling our family to get us back to normal. I’d say we’re all great people.
Do you come from a sports family:
My dad played high school sports, same as mine and he went to the Italian League to play as well as playing for University of Wisconsin LaCrosse. My mom played volleyball and was a cheerleader.
Is there a sport you wish you had played:
I wish I could play baseball and run track, but the coaches don’t really like that idea.
What is it like playing for your dad as the football head coach:
I’m kind of used to it. I’ve grown up in a house with and it has been all about football and learning new things related to the sport. It’s nice to have him as a coach because we already have a bond where we can give each other feedback on anything happening no matter the situation. Some people would think it’s a struggle, which at times is, but for the most part it works out well.
Reflect on your high school sports moments:
It’s really been a ride. Freshman year was all about getting my base in the high school. As the years went on I got more and more comfortable with sports and the coaches. I am very close to my other coaches besides my dad. Having that aspect makes playing the sport more enjoyable. Sports in school is like an out from everything happening in the world. Gives me a break to just hang with my guys and compete.
What is something about you that most people wouldn’t know:
I’m an outdoors kind of guy. A lot of people would see me around and by the way I look believe that I’m just a guy that sits at home and doesn’t really go out. I love to hunt, fish and really anything in the woods or outside. Being outside is my second out from the world.