Highland High School senior basketball player Joe Wiencek is our male WAKR Student Athlete of the Week for January 15th-January 22nd.
Wiencek registered a rare triple-double for high school boys basketball last week with double figure totals in points, rebounds, and blocks in a Hornet win. Highland currently stands at 6-5 on the season.
"This was pretty special. We won the game, which was the biggest part of it," said Wiencek.
"Joe has really stepped up as a leader on the team as he anchors us as a rim protector and is our best communicator," said Highland Head Boys Basketball Coach Adam Cestaro.
Joe actually played soccer as a freshman and sophomore at Highland, but really missed football and returned to that sport to letter at the school. He is also a three-year member of the basketball team.
Joe was a receiver on the Hornet football squad, and at 6'7", he was a matchup nightmare on the outside in football. He uses that height well on the basketball court as well.
Wiencek is so much more than athletics at Highland High School, as he is a member of the National Honor Society, Peer Leadership Program, and he has lead a school blood drive. Joe is also a member of the concert band at Highland, playing the French Horn.
"Joe is an outstanding student with a GPA over 4.0 and has offers to attend a number of schools, said Cestaro. "He is a great decision maker on and off the basketball court."