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Athlete of the Week: Justin Schaumberger

Senior guard has overcome various injuries in order to continue playing

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Athlete of the Week: Justin Schaumberger

Justin Schaumberger is The Smoke Signal's Athlete of the Week.

Justin Schaumberger is The Smoke Signal's Athlete of the Week.

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Justin Schaumberger is The Smoke Signal's Athlete of the Week.

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Justin Schaumberger is The Smoke Signal's Athlete of the Week.

Mason Baronian, Sports Writer

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Name: Justin Schaumberger

Sport: Boys Basketball

Grade: Senior

Position: Guard

The Lowdown: Schaumberger was a senior guard for the Pascack Valley Boys Basketball Team this past season. The team finished with a 9-15 record. 

What He Likes Most About His Sport: “It is a team sport and you need all five guys on the court in the moment to succeed.”

Best Sport Memory: In his first year at PV, his freshman team beat Don Bosco high school.

Funniest Moment: “On Coach Coleman’s wife’s birthday, he forgot to write out the card so he did it after the game.”

Best Thing About PV: Schaumberger appreciates the friendly nature of everyone at Pascack Valley. “Walking through the halls at PV… everyone smiles and says hi,” he said.

Injury History: Schaumberger has dealt with numerous injuries during his high school athletic career that he has had to overcome. He has pulled his hamstring and fractured his skull and suffered a concussion. He also tore his MCL in soccer and had an elbow injury during basketball this past year. Each injury had a different recovery time, ranging from a week to two months.

What Are You Going To Miss About PV Sports: “All the friends I’ve had.”

Basketball or Soccer: Schaumberger likes both sports equally.

Favorite Actor/Actress: Tom Cruise

Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption

Favorite Music Artists: Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Teacher: Ricca (PV Math Teacher)

Favorite Subject: History

Favorite Book: Hunger Games

Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers

Favorite TV Show: The Flash

Favorite Animal: Dog

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

One Superpower: Flying

What He Does In His Free Time: Play sports and hang out with friends

Any Role Models: His parents and ex-Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter

Future Plans: Schaumberger will attend college next year and he wants to play club sports.

Dream Vacation Spot: Spain

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Mason Baronian, Sports Writer

Mason is a sophomore and has been a sports writer since his freshman year. In his free time he enjoys playing baseball.

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