Paving the Way for Others
Facing challenges with limited roster resources at Park Christian, Josh Janssen knows part of his role as a senior on the Falcons’ football team is to make sure everyone understands how important each individual is to the roster.
“This year, I’m looking forward to being a captain and leading my team more,” says Janssen.
According to Park Christian’s first-year head coach, Lawton Burgstahler, Janssen’s ready to take on the expanded leadership role.
“Josh is a leader. He played center and defensive end and truly leads by example on and off the field,” says coach Burgstahler. “His teammates look to him as our rock on both sides of the ball.”
On the field, Janssen takes pride in being an impenetrable barrier on offense and a space-filling stalwart on defense.
“On the offensive line, I’m looking to make sure nobody comes between me and whoever has the ball,” says Janssen. “Defensively, I take on as many guys as I can. I want to be able to take two guys off so I’ve got other guys running through.”
As a lineman, Janssen also relishes the role of toiling in the trenches to advance the team forward in their goals for 2016.
“I’m not looking to take the glory, I’m looking to make sure others get through easier.”
This season will be all new. New coaching staff. New traditions. And a new attitude. We are a small team with a lot of will to win. The seniors have truly stepped up in the off-season and have pushed their teammates to get better each and every day. Our theme this year is ‘Never Give Up.’