Boys athlete of the week: Jeff Fasching, St. Cloud Cathedral

Boys athlete of the week: Jeff Fasching, St. Cloud Cathedral

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Boys athlete of the week: Jeff Fasching, St. Cloud Cathedral

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* Year in school/sport: Senior quarterback.

* Highlights: Fasching threw for four touchdowns and ran for another in the Crusaders’ 42-12 win Friday at Mora. Fasching was 30-for-42 passing for 491 yards. His quarterback rating is 140.0.

* What has competing in athletics taught you? “It’s taught me teamwork and that you need to balance your time, especially in high school. During the week, there is no time for slacking. You can’t take a break.”

* What’s your most memorable high school moment? “Probably winning the state state championship in baseball as a freshman. Either that or winning the state VFW (baseball) championship a couple years ago (his sophomore year). That was pretty cool, too.”

* What’s your pre-game routine? “We usually have a pre-game meal and then we go into the locker room and listen to music and either get dressed or get packed up depending on whether it’s a road game or not. I always put my equipment on in the same order … I’m really superstitious in baseball. Whenever I start, I have a lucky shirt I’ve got to have.”

* What’s your most embarrassing high school moment? “I have a couple of them. My freshman year in the championship game at Target Field, I was was the first one introduced and I tripped running up the stairs (from the dugout). Or, a couple years ago against Rocori, my first varsity pass was picked off.”

* Favorite food: “Steven Neutzling’s homemade mac and cheese. It’s really good.”

* Favorite movie: Sandlot.

* Favorite TV show: ESPN SportsCenter.

* Favorite Web site/video game: Twitter. He also likes to play classic video games like The Bigs II and NFL Street on XBox and Game Cube.

* What are your post-high-school plans? He’s looking at a business major and would like to play college baseball. He’s undecided where that will be.

* What’s next? The Crusaders (1-0 Granite Ridge, 1-1 overall) are host to Albany (1-0, 1-1) at 8 p.m. Friday in Collegeville.

“That’s going to be a fun one,” Fasching said. “Playing Albany is always fun. I’ve been to the SJU field a million times, but this will be the first time I get to play on it.”

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