May 2nd, 2014

20 Questions with Mary Alyce Furlong

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Mary Alyce Furlong
Mary Alyce Furlong was the MVP of the state championship game last year / photo submitted by the Furlong family

Since 1974 the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic has served the local area for orthopaedic problems and musculosketal issues. The sports medicine program has team physicians for local high schools which provide sports physicals and urgent care for athletes.           

On a weekly basis, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to sponsor the "20 Questions" that will feature a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific student-athlete that you’d like to know or hear more about, email future suggestions to

Name: Mary Alyce Furlong

Age: 17

Current school: Sacred Heart Academy

Current Sports playing: Lacrosse

Parish/grade school attended: Holy Trinity

High school GPA: 4.0

Colleges considering or attending: Undecided.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Winning the lacrosse state championship last year.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Apples & peanut butter.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Ashley Herbst, U of L lacrosse goalie -  She takes time to warm me up before Cardinal Elite practices and gives me tips on how to be a better goalie.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? "60 percent of the time it works every time."  Anchorman

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith has taught me humility and how to move past my mistakes.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Belle from Beauty and the Beast - I've always liked that she is intelligent and loves to read. 

8. All-time favorite board game? Scattergories

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone – Spotify.

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Meridian Café.

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? None.

12. What is your greatest fear?  Spiders.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I am told that I am a good friend. 

14. Favorite junk/comfort food?  Ghirardelli Brownies.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? Sunset because of the colors in the sky.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Malyce - My lacrosse team gave it to me. 

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Kosair Children's Hospital.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can whistle like a tea kettle.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why?  I would travel backwards to the 1960's and attend a Beatles concert. 

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? I would love to ask Vincent Van Gogh about his favorite place to paint.

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