Mason Companies Presents: Senior Spotlight on Matthew Kissner of Pittsville
Name: Matthew Kissner
Nickname: Matty or Matty Ice
Sport(s): football, basketball, baseball
Position(s): football – QB and safety, basketball – forward, baseball – 3B and pitcher
Parents: Brian Kissner and Aimee Obermayr
After high school plans: 4-year university
Athlete: Steph Curry, Travis Kelce, Ryan Braun
Sport to watch: football and basketball
Sport to play: basketball, football, baseball, golf
Professional sports team: Golden State Warriors, Brewers, KC Chiefs
Superhero: Iron Man
Tell me about your family:
I have two older brothers (Dayton and Isaac), a younger sister (Natalee), and a younger brother (Kashton). My parents are divorced and both remarried.
Do you come from a sports family:
My dad was a wrestler and my mom played volleyball. My older brothers played football and baseball. In my family I am the only one who played basketball.
Is there a sport you wish you had played:
Wrestling, but then I wouldn’t be able to play basketball. I also like running and setting a goal of a time to beat, so I think track would have been fun.
Do you plan to participate in any sports in college?
I plan to play basketball in college.
Reflect on your high school sports moments:
My sophomore year we won our first round basketball playoff game at Loyal on a nice comeback in the last 10 seconds. In football this year we were down 12-0 but then came back to win 37-12. It was also fun scoring 44 points in basketball against Colby this year.
What is something about you that most people wouldn’t know:
I am a very good dancer! I’m also a big fan of “The Office” and I love to beat my friends in everything!