Former Wave player dies in Wisconsin lake

Posted Monday, July 7, 2014 --- 10:02 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The family of a former Milwaukee Wave player is planning his funeral and remembering his many accomplishments on the soccer field.

Thirty-one-year-old Brett Wiesner was boating with friends on Oconomowoc Lake Saturday, went into the water and failed to resurface.

His father, Francis Wiesner, says he desperately misses his son, but is grateful he was able to travel and experience the kinds of things some fail to do in a long lifetime.

His dad says that at 14, Wiesner was playing in front of 30,000 people in Bolivia. He played in Brazil, Germany and missed his graduation from Brookfield East because he was playing for the U.S. National Indoor Soccer Team in Lisbon, Portugal.

WITI-TV ( ) says Wiesner was part of the Wave's 2010-2011 championship run and has coached since then.

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