Congratulations to Michael Polzella
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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Waterbury Republican Athlete of the Week

Michael Polzella


Class: Junior Twitter: @slipmike12 His week: Passed for 229 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for two more scores in a

54-0 win over Kennedy.


Opposing player: Markell Dobbs, Ansonia.

Sports team: UConn football and basketball.

Sports personality: Shaq.

City: New York.

Celebrity: Jermain Cole.

Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio.

Athlete: Deshuan Watson.

TV show: SportsCenter.

Movie: Wolf of Wall Street.

Book: The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien.

App: Spinrilla.

Music artist: Meek Mill.

Sporting event: UConn games.

Meal: Pasta and meatballs.

Store: Dollar General.

Restaurant: Blackie’s.

Pizza topping: Cheese.

Dessert: Cinnamon rolls.

Junk food: Sour Patch watermelon.

Car: Ferrari.

Childhood memory:

UConn games.

Video game: NCAA Football.

Sports memory: Winning ‘C’ league baseball title


Funniest sports moment: During a Pop Warner game, I slide tackled the ball carrier thinking it was acceptable.

Worst sports injury: Concussion.

Superstition: Touching rock dedicated to Joe Laskowki outside locker room on way to and from field.

Dream college: Michigan.

Career ambition: Wall Street.

Coveted dinner companions:

Deshuan Watson and Michael Jordan.

Celebrity sighting: Ryan Gomes.

Biggest wish: To be wealthy.

Biggest fear: Failure.

Principal for a day: Declare a holiday.

10 years from now: Working on Wall Street, living in N.Y.

Most overused phrase: It is what it is.

Pet peeve: Being interrupted during thought process.

People would be surprised to know: Basketball is my favorite sport.

Describe yourself in one word:


Deserted island necessities:

Phone, candy and my dog.

Foreign country you’s most like to visit: Italy.

Witness any event: NCAA men’s football championship

Family athletic background:

My father played basketball and track at Wolcott High.

****Article from Waterbury Republican American, September 20, 2016 

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