Lackawanna Trail senior golfer Andrew Kazmierczak has led the Lions to three straight golf wins to open the season, keeping Trail undefeated in this early season.
In recognition of his achievement, Kazmierczak has been named the Wyoming County Press Examiner Athlete of the Week.
Grade, age, hometown: Senior, 17, Dalton
Family: Mom Barbra, dad Ted, siblings Alexis (28), Chris (24), and Sophia (14)
What other sports do you play? I enjoy soccer and basketball, I consider myself well versed in all sports.
Three reasons why you compete: I compete because I enjoy the mental aspect of the game, it is a beautiful game, and I love the unique competitiveness of the sport.
Athletes you admire: Tim Tebow
What celebrity would you like to meet at Dunkin for a cup of coffee? Honestly, I would like to take any police officer out for coffee to thank them and tell them how much I appreciate them. But if I had to pick a celebrity, I would say Donald Trump, I would tell him what a great job he is doing.
Who inspires you to be better? My dad because he has an outstanding work ethic and is very patient, he always encourages me to play to my best ability.
Favorite school subject: American history
If you could live anywhere, where would it be? In rural Arizona, a small town called Mesquite.
What is your biggest fear? Heights
Favorite Social Media App: Instagram
Favorite Radio Station: 96.5 KRZ
What is the last movie you saw in the theater? “Tenant” at Dickson City Regal
What is the best place for post game food? Any McDonalds with the team
Who makes you laugh the most? My brother Chris
Superstitions or Rituals: I draw a cross on nearly every ball I play to be sure to give all the glory to God.
What song would you sing at karaoke? “Hurt” by Johnny Cash
When did you start golfing competitively? In eighth grade
Favorite course to compete on? Elmhurst C.C.
What is your favorite golf memory? When I hit on the sixth hole at Shadowbrook last March.
What did you want to be when you were younger? A college history professor
What is your dream job now? Probably still the same, but maybe a lawyer too
What is the coolest place you have traveled to? The Grand Canyon
Who is your closest teammate? Fellow senior, JP Gilroy
How would you describe Coach Neitz in one word? Passionate
How would he describe you? Humble
What sports quote or motto do you try to live by? “If you are really good at something, tell everyone. If you are really great at it, they will tell you.”
What skill would you like to master? To play the guitar
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Read the Bible
Random fun fact: I like building puzzles.
Post-graduation plans: To go to college, not sure which one yet, and double major in political science and history. I will be involved, in some capacity, with the golf program.