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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 10 months ago

Sport Spotlight – Joey Lisa

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Joey Lisa is a senior at Windermere High School and is the center for the Wolverines football team
by: Chris Martucci Sports Editor

Joey Lisa is a center on the Windermere High School football team. Going into his senior season, Lisa is ready to help deliver a winning record for the first time in Windermere’s short history. The Wolverines won their first playoff game last season but have yet to attain a winning record. 

 

When did you start playing football? 

I started playing (when) I was 5 years old. I started playing during Tiny Mites, so it’s been a while. I kind of took to it right away — I always liked playing it, and I always liked watching it on TV. It’s always fun to play. 

 

What is fun about playing on the offensive line? 

I like getting to hit every play. That’s fun. I also like being the leader of the O-line. 

 

Who is your favorite offensive lineman? 

Mike Pouncey, because he’s mean, he’s big and he’s a good player. I try to be mean and tough while playing offensive line, as well. 

 

What are some of your goals for the upcoming season? 

To play lights out and give it all I can. 

 

What are your college plans? 

I haven’t applied anywhere yet, but I’d like to stay in Florida. If some schools outside of Florida give me an offer, I’ll go there. I want to go wherever. 

 

What are some of your hobbies outside of football? 

Skateboarding and playing video games. I watched a little bit of the skateboarding in the Olympics, which was cool, because it’s the first time it has been contested. 

 

What do you love most about being in Florida? 

I love the weather — it’s always nice out. The beaches are close, the theme parks — it’s nice being here. 

 

Favorite movie? 

“Star Wars Episode VII: Return of the Jedi” 

 

Favorite TV/Netflix Show? 

“The Walking Dead” 

 

Chocolate or vanilla? 

Vanilla, I like how it’s classic. 

 

How does it describe your personality? 

I’m a classic guy. 

 

What is an interesting thing about you no one would expect?

I want to learn how to surf. 

 

Favorite football team? 

Los Angeles Chargers.

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Chris Martucci was the sports editor for the West Orange Times & Observer,  Southwest Orange Observer and OrangeObserver.com. He holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri — Columbia School of Journalism, as well as a bachelor's degree in digital media...

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