Featured Athlete: James Wheeler
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Sport: Hockey | Grade: 12
Wingspan: How long have you been playing hockey, and why did you decide to start?
Wheeler: “Probably about 11 years and because my entire family plays. My dad is from New York, so.
Wingspan: What is your favorite thing about playing hockey?
Wheeler: “Just being able to play with four other guys and just working all together.”
Wingspan: What is the hardest part about playing hockey?
Wheeler: “The hardest part is just staying on the same page as everyone, because everyone does different things at different points so you just have to read and react.”
Wingspan: What is it like playing on Frisco’s team, and having teammates from other schools?
Wheeler: “It’d really a great experience to meet a bunch of other guys from other school and work together and form a great team.”
Wingspan: What was it like to be able to finally beat McKinney and become state champs?
Wheeler: “It’s just really big, we’ve been working for that for the past three years and it’s final paid off.”
Wingspan: How do you feel the team is going to do at the national tournament?
Wheeler: “I feel pretty confident since last year we had a pretty good showing I hope we can do better this year.”
Wingspan: Do you plan on furthering your hockey career in college?
Wheeler: “Yes, I hope to play at the University of Arkansas.”