Editor's note: Dennis Semrau covers prep sports for ESPN Madison 100.5 FM.
Colin McCombs, Oregon High School
Sports highlights: Colin is a two-time letterwinner and a two-year starter at center mid and center back in soccer. He finished with five goals and two assists for 12 points and had 13 shots on goal his junior season. He also earned Badger South Conference first-team honors for the Panthers, who advanced to the WIAA Division 2 state championship game. He scored a goal in the second half to ignite a rally that sparked Oregon to a 4-2 come-from-behind victory over Sauk Prairie in the Wilmot Sectional final.
Pre-game ritual or superstition: Handshake with Duncan Morgan.
Cumulative GPA: 3.5.
Favorite subject/class: Chemistry.
Favorite teacher: Ms. Elmer.
Quick quote: “Competing in sports has taught me how to be a leader.”
Three words to describe me are: Hard-working, determined, focused.
I got my start in sports: Playing soccer for the Milwaukee Kickers when I was five years old.
I wish I could play: Lacrosse.
My most memorable moments in sports: Scoring a goal during a shootout in our Division 2 state semifinal victory over Waukesha West my junior year.
I like about high school sports: Playing with all of my friends.
I enjoy playing soccer because: It’s challenging, but we know how to have fun with it.
Advice: “Play one touch.”
My role models are: My parents, Erin and Pete McCombs.
Most inspirational teammate: Duncan Morgan. He always has a positive attitude
and cares about everyone.
My family also includes: My older sister, Caitlin, younger sister, Mara, our two dogs, Bernard and Janet, and two cats, Daisey and Phoenix.
Words to live by: “If something is important you will make time, if it isn’t, you will make an excuse.”
Favorite athlete: Mesi.
Favorite team: Barcelona.
Favorite opponent: Monona Grove.
Favorite facility/site to compete in: Soccer park in Los Angeles.
Favorite movie: ‘Open Season’.
Favorite TV show: ‘Friends’.
Favorite food: Fish tacos.
Favorite fast food place and/or restaurant: Cousins.
Favorite sport on TV: Soccer.
Favorite place to visit: My friend’s cabin in Minocqua.
I want to visit: Ireland.
Top three favorite songs: ‘Ride Slow’; ‘Therapy’; ‘Talk is Overrated’.
Primary news source: Twitter.
Favorite website: Twitter.
Radio preset: Z-104 FM.
I drive: A Nissan Altima.
Dream car: A Range Rover.
I can’t live without: My phone.
I like Oregon High School because: I have a lot of close friends.
I wish we could play: Madison West.
I wish I could meet: Beyonce.
Dream date: Going to a Drive-in movie.
Dream gift: Money.
Preferred brand of shoe: Nike.
My perfect day: Sleeping.
I like to read: Anything by John Green.
This and that: Member of Diversity Club … volunteered at TOPSoccer, an outreach program for soccer that focuses on community-based training and team placement for youth athletes with disabilities … works at Duluth Trading Company … member of Honor Roll … member of the U17 56ers Red soccer club program.
Hobbies: Scrolling through Twitter.
Post-high school plans: Attend a four-year college to possibly study Engineering.
Did you know? My birthday is on April Fools’ Day.
Career goal: To have a happy family.