Jimmy Strombach - Moanalua 2 Sport Standout
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Strombach - Standout in Football, Baseball, and Life...
James 'Jimmy' Strombach
is an exceptional athlete. He not only
is a projected All State Selection for High School Football, but also an
1st team All State Baseball Selection as well. He holds the OIA
record for TD receptions and yards in a single season (14 TD's and 1003
yards). He has just taken up soccer this year for the first time
in his life "just for kicks" (yep, Hawaii411 is starting with
the goofy puns early! It only gets worse!).
James is also a stellar student. Despite his busy schedule, he
maintains an overall grade point average of 3.3 and ranks in the top 25%
of his senior class. He's made the honor roll since 1999 and has
even won the English Award of Excellence.
He's had a busy year.
"Jimmy is a division one prospect at the
strong safety, free safety, and wide receiver position and has all the
tools necessary to play at a higher level." says
football coach Jose Guevara.
"Jimmy is one of the best players in the
state.. He has tremendous strength in his hitting. He has a quick
bat, can hit for power and to all fields. He has excellent base to
base speed, he;s very determined and likes to win. "
says coach Clyde Nekoba. Coach Clyde knows a little
something about talent, being a former Red Sox Scout and the GM for
Hawaii Winter Baseball. "Hands down, one
of the best all around athletes in the state of Hawaii."
We sat down with Jimmy and talked to this highly touted athletic
'beast'.... only to be surprised at what a down to earth, intelligent,
family values type guy he really is.
What positions do you play?
Jimmy: In football, I play
Wide Receiver, Defensive Back, Punt Return, and Kick Return. I've
also played Quarterback. In Baseball, I play Outfield, and in
Soccer I am the Goalie.
Hawaii411: Did you play Football from
"small kid time"? And were you the phenom then that you are
Jimmy: I played two years of Pop
Warner football, one in Guam and one in Manoa. And I was hardly
the "phenom".... I was a scrub. The thing that I loved
about playing football was all the excitement... Football is such a
great learning experience for kids.
Hawaii411: Tell us about your most
Jimmy: That would have to be
the very first offensive play of a game against our rival, Radford
High. I received a 5 and out pattern and managed to take it 80
yards for a touchdown.
Hawaii411: What is your favorite subject
Jimmy: My favorite subject is
Sociology, because it is very fun and interesting. My teacher Mrs.
Kelly Calistro is a great motivator and educator.
What offers have you received from colleges? Which ones are you
Jimmy: I have received and still am
receiving letters of interest from many colleges right now, but I am
still pretty open to any college. I am lucky to have so many
options, and will look at each one closely before making a decision.
Hawaii411: How about UH? Support
the Home Team Jimmy! (no, not KFVE!)
Jimmy: UH is a good school
with great coaches. It's here in the home state and I have my
family and friends here. It's definitely an option I'd consider.
Hawaii411: Speaking of college, what do
you want to major in?
Jimmy: I'm undecided right
now. Maybe athletic training or something in the medical
field. My dream, however, has always been to be a pilot.
Who is your inspiration/hero?
Jimmy: I'd say my
grandparents. They have always been there for me. They are
great role models. They taught me that family ALWAYS comes first.
Hawaii411: Who do you wish to thank?
Jimmy: I want to thank all my
family, my friends, and my coaches. I have been very blessed to
have so many stand by me and help me become a better person and athlete.
Please provide us with one sentence that sums up your life philosophy.
Jimmy: Do everything at 100%
and with an open mind and great things will happen for you.
411 Conclusion: What can we say about this
guy? How's about "I wish I had done half the things he did in
High School!" or "Geez, when does he rest? (I guess between
goals???)". Best of luck to Jimmy Strombach in his college
career. He has a great head on his shoulders and personifies a
perfect balance between Athletics, Academics, and Family Values... Watch
out NFL and MLBA! Here comes Jimmy Strombach!
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