Zach Muetzel '19 was honored as one of 29 Positive Athletes from across the state of Minnesota.
Positive Athlete Minnesota was started by former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward.
The winners were recognized at an on-field ceremony with the Twins on June 19. The Minnesota Vikings also gave the winners a behind-the-scenes tour of the TCO Performance Center. All of the 2018-19 nominees were treated to a pair Minnesota Twins tickets.
In addition to excellence on the field, each participating Positive Athlete shares similar characteristics including an optimistic attitude, teammate encouragement, servant leadership, heart for others, ability to admit imperfections, giving 100 percent all the time, and realizing the team is more important than the individual.
“We did not put out a search for the best athletes in Minnesota,” said Ward, “We put out a search for kids with positive attitudes whose efforts don’t necessarily show up on the stat sheets. These kids were recognized for overcoming difficult circumstances or giving back to their schools and communities in a significant way.
Muetzel will be attending Notre Dame in the fall.
"As a solid athlete and a rock-star in the classroom, Zach will be a great representation of CDH at Notre Dame next year," said Athletic Director Phil Archer. "Our athletic department would like to congratulate him and his family on their success and wish them the best as his journey continues into college and beyond."