Get to Know: Austin hockey player AJ Mueller

Published 6:19 pm Wednesday, December 26, 2018

AJ Mueller is a senior hockey player for Austin.

Q: What sports do you compete in?

A: Hockey and baseball.

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Q: How did you originally get into hockey?

A: My grandpa took me ice skating when I was about three years old. I had cousins back in Austin who played so it all went from there.

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?

A: Getting my first point on my first varsity shift freshman year in hockey or going three-for-three (at the plate) in my first varsity baseball game.

Austin’s AJ Mueller looks for a play in the Rochester Century zone during the first period Thursday night at Riverside Arena. Herald File Photo

Q: What have you learned from sports?

A: Never give up, no matter how hard it gets.

Q: What is the hardest part about sports?

A: The mental game, your performance correlates directly with your confidence level.

Q: How do you keep your focus when competing?

A: Keeping my eyes on the prize, reminding myself what I’m playing for.

Q: Who is your biggest sports role model and why? 

A: My former teammate Isaac Arnold. He always gave 100 percent and pushed me to get better every day.

Q: What is your favorite movie or TV show?

A: “Miracle.”

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Human science classes (biology, anatomy).

Q: What is your dream job?

A: A dentist.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Eggs.

Q: What are your plans after high school?

A: To attend a four-year university or play junior hockey in the area.

Q: What’s a fun fact about you or hobby you enjoy most people don’t know about?

A: I hold the record for hardest slapshot taken by a Bantam player at Heartland Hockey Camp in Deerwood, Minnesota (81 miles per hour).

Q: If you could have one super power, what would it be?

A: To read minds.