Youngstown, OH (WYTV) – Ursuline’s Alex Schlosser is a busy guy. When he’s not playing baseball or bowling over at Wedgewood Lanes, he’s probably doing homework or a school activity. That’s just how he is, and that’s also why he’s so successful. When it came down to it, Alex was a “no-brainer” for our Student Athlete of the Week.
“I know there’s a lot of people that are out there that are taller, stronger, faster so I know that I’m always behind basically so I need to get in there and work hard every time that I’m out there,” said Schlosser.
Alex stands just 5 foot 7, but makes up for that size with a big-time work ethic. He’s a shutdown 2nd baseman, hitting over .330 last season, and helping the Irish extend their streak to 5 straight District Titles.
“It’s exciting being part of such a long legacy of success here at Ursuline,” he said. “Plenty of district titles, a couple state championships, it’s something to be proud of.”
Alex is also a big part of the bowling team at Ursuline. He’s served as captain the past 3 years, and averaged just under 200 this season as their Number One man.
“Definitely not fun to lose,” said Schlosser. “I go out there to play the game and I want to win just like everyone else. So go up there and bowl your game.”
Alex is just as focused in the classroom, he carries a 4.4 GPA thanks to honors classes. He’s also a member of National Honor Society and plans to attend Ohio University to enter the Business Field.
“My dad told me if I wanted to play sports, school comes first so it’s always been rooted in me when I was young, and as I got older I just it’s something internal. I just couldn’t see myself getting anything less than I’m capable of doing.”