Editor’s note: We’re back with another installment of our Wolf of the MCLA series! Thanks to the support of Wolf Athletics, we’re selecting, interviewing, and honoring impressive student-athletes who are competing in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association throughout the 2015 college lacrosse season. Each new member of the “Wolf Pack” will receive a Ghost shaft as an award for his accomplishments. We hope you enjoy![mks_separator style=”solid” height=”4″]
Our next midfielder to be recognized as a Wolf of the MCLA is known as one of the hardest working kids on the Montana Griz roster. Let’s welcome Andrew Wenzl to The Pack as this captain has big plans for leading his squad to the tournament.
This big 6’2′, 205 lb midfielder is a terror to deal with for a shortie and is always good for at least one goal a game.
Watch how Andrew powers his way through the Washington State offense for the goal.
Andrew and the Griz head off to Utah to kick off their season the weekend of February 19th to take on the Utes and BYU on the road. Let’s get to know the leader of the Griz before they kick off 2015![mks_separator style=”solid” height=”4″]
Andrew Wenzl – Wolf of the MCLA
Full Name: Andrew Wenzl
College: Montana (MCLA Division I)
High School: Interlake (WA)
LAS: When you aren’t playing lacrosse, what are your hobbies off of the field?
Wenzl: My hobbies off the field are fishing and I’m big into Crossfit. I’ve been doing that for about 2 years and I love it.
Do you play any other sports?
I don’t do any other team sports but I snowboard in the winter and wakeboard in the summer.
Favorite shoes in your collection?
My favorite shoes are my Calibrate Double Monk dress shoes. I love dressing up and looking my tip top for any occasion.
What’s your idea of a perfect meal?
My perfect meal would be a starter of a salad with the main course of a nice medium filet mignon with some garlic mash potatoes and asparagus.
What’s your main source of transportation?
My main transportation is my 2011 Toyota Tundra
What is your pre-game ritual (if any)?
I wouldn’t say I have any ritual, but I like to stay calm and relaxed. Most people like to listen to loud music and get really pumped up. I’ll put some music in but it’s mostly something to get my mind in the game.
What is one thing you wish the world would understand about lacrosse?
I wish people would understand that it’s a very physical game and people need to stop saying it’s not a real sport.
Do you consider yourself a lone wolf, leader of the pack, or committed teammate?
I would consider myself a leader and a committed teammate.
How many years have you been playing lacrosse and where did you find your start?
I’ve been playing for 8 years. I found my start when my older brother switched from baseball to lacrosse and I wanted to follow him. That’s was my freshman year in high school
What made you choose to go to play lacrosse for the Griz?
I really liked Montana and I had a couple friends that were playing for the Griz at the time and they only had great things to say about the team. So I took their word and walked onto the team and it has been one of my best decisions I’ve made.
Heading into your senior season, what are the goals you’ve set for yourself and for your team in 2015?
Leading into my last year of playing I have told myself that I need to leave everything out in the field. For the goals I’ve set for my team, we just need to stay strong and healthy so we can make it to the playoffs.
As one of the hardest working guys on the squad, how do you plan to help lead the team in 2015?
I plan help lead my team by showing them that hard work will pay off. The harder we work in practice games will become easier and more fun. Because no one likes to lose.[mks_separator style=”solid” height=”4″]
Congratulations to Andrew, and a special thanks to Coach Sargent and the University of Montana Grizzlies for nominating him as our latest Wolf of the MCLA!