Brent Wahle’s schedule includes the following games this weekend.
Friday: Ohio Dominican soccer v. Walsh-7:00 PM
Saturday: Ohio Dominican football @ Walsh-12:00 PM
Sunday: Ohio Dominican soccer v. Malone-2:00 PM
The games never stop for Wahle. The junior kicker and midfielder set the bar high at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, OH. He dominates on both the soccer pitch and the football field.
How else do you explain his 1st-team all-conference selection for both sports?
Though Wahle came to football second, his booming leg makes him a natural kicker. He clears uprights with room to spare, often overshooting the bottom goal post by 10-15 feet. The football rockets off his leg in a display of power best reserved for superheroes.
Then again, Wahle may possess superpowers. How else do you explain the back-to-back practices, or the weekends where he plays three games in three days? Luckily, Wahle’s schedule allows him to avoid conflicts, as he’s only chosen football over soccer once in his career.
Such a choice might have been necessary at Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, OH. Wahle starred in two sports there, as he helped the football team to the 2010 Ohio state title, received a 1st-team all-state selection during his senior campaign, and holds every kicking record the school could acknowledge. He also started for his soccer team throughout his high school career, made the 1st team of the Central Catholic league for three seasons, and led the team in goals and assists during his senior season.
Thankfully for Ohio Dominican, Wahle chose to continue with both sports at the university. According to an article by Mark Znider of the Columbus Dispatch, Wahle attended football practice from 4:30-6:00, before attending his 6:30 soccer practice. Wahle told Znider about the hectic schedule, saying Wahle takes all his classes by noon and holds a 3.3 GPA in business administration.
All of the effort paid off through Wahle’s success in his athletic endeavors.
Wahle appeared in every game as a freshman on the soccer team and led the team in scoring last season, tallying seven goals in 19 games. He made the NSCAA Midwest Region 1st-team, and made the All-Ohio 1st-team for the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association. He also made the organization’s Academic All-Ohio 1st team, showing his athletic success caused no backlash in the classroom.
Wahle saw greater success in football, leading the conference in scoring as a freshman. In his sophomore season, he led D-II football in field goals per game and mademultiple All-American lists as a kicker. This season, he made the preseason All-American roster for multiple publications, and received a nomination for the Fred Mitchell award as the best kicker outside of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) ranks.
Wahle also won multiple awards for the conference Player of the Week in both football and soccer. At one point, he won the award for both sports in the same week.
Then again, would you expect anything less from a man with such a busy schedule?