May 1st, 2015

20 Questions with Samatha Dykes

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Samatha Dykes
Dykes is one of Mercy's three seniors / photos provided by Dykes

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.

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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: Sam Dykes

Age: 18

Current school: Mercy Academy

Current Sports playing: Softball

College attending: N/A

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Dykes has won three regional titles.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Pretzel with Cheese and an orange Gatorade.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? When I Look at You by: Miley Cyrus. 

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? I look up to my past coach and All American softball player Alicja Wolney.  She has a true passion for the game and gives it her all. She has inspired me to be the player I am today. 

5. What is your favorite movie quote? "Why do you want to marry me anyway?" "So I can kiss you anytime I want" - Sweet Home Alabama

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith has impacted my approach to sports by giving me strength and courage.  God has guided me to be the best person and athlete I can be. 

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Cinderella. 

8. All-time favorite board game? Sorry! 

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? IPhone and my favorite app is Instagram.

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Qdoba and Texas Roadhouse.

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? The Bachelor.

12. What is your greatest fear? Bees.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I love to make people smile, and how caring that I am. . 

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Flamin Hot Cheetos.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? The time before practice or a game spent with my teammates, this is when we bond the most. 

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Sammy D, Sammy, and Sebastian. I have been called Sammy D and Sammy by all my teammates and family ever since I was young.  I got Sebastian from my fellow teammate Jordan Vorbrink.   

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Family Scholar House. 

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can sing pretty good.

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 choose to move backward to fix mistakes and spend more time with people that I miss. 

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 ask my Papaw that has passed away if he still watches my games. 

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