August 1st, 2014

20 Questions with Sydney Shearn

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Sydney Shearn
Shearn plays in the back row for the Valkyries / photo provided by the Shearn 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: Sydney Shearn  

Age: 17         

Current school: Sacred Heart Academy

Current Sports playing: Volleyball

Parish/grade school attended: Holy Trinity Parish School

High school GPA (Optional): 3.93

Colleges considering or attending: United States Naval Academy

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Committing to attend and play volleyball at the Naval Academy.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Slim 5 from Jimmy Johns.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? “Edge of Glory” by Lady Gaga

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Kerri Walsh, because of the way she blends athletics, family, and life.

5. What is your favorite television quote? “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t loose” from Friday Night Lights

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? Faith helps me keep things in perspective and helps me see what things are really important.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Minnie Mouse

8. All-time favorite board game? Monopoly

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone; Instagram

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Pat’s Steakhouse

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Ladies of London

12. What is your greatest fear? Plebe Summer

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Speaking with conviction and truly believing the words I choose.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Fried pickles

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 9:00 -10:00 p.m. because I’m at home relaxing.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Syd; my teammates use Syd because it is quicker to say while we are on the court.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Anytime and anywhere on Sacred Heart’s campus.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I am really good at card games.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Forward, to see where I am in 7 years…serving in the Navy where and doing what?

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? George Washington; “Are you proud of where America is now?”

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic & Sports Rehab Center Contact Information      

Main Office: 502-897-1794

Physical Therapy: 502-897-1790


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