October 13th, 2017

20 Questions with Jonas Vance

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Jonas Vance
Jonas Vance plays soccer for DeSales / photo provided by the Vance family

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports posts the Sullivan “20 Questions” feature that highlights a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific athlete that you’d like to know more about, email future suggestions to crevell@catholicsportsnet.com.

Name: Jonas Vance

Age: 18

Current school: DeSales High School

Current Sports playing: Soccer

Parish/grade school attended: St. Nicholas

High school GPA: 3.0

Colleges considering or attending: Considering several including Hanover, Thomas More, and Franklin College.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Beating PRP in the regional semifinals freshman year.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Spaghetti or Fettuccine Alfredo

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? “My name is Jonas” – Weezer

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Andrés Iniesta, I admire his commitment on and off the field and his role as captain.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.” - The Office

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? I thank God for my health and ability to play the game I love so much.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Spongebob

8. All-time favorite board game? Risk

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

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? The Blind Squirrel

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? The Amazing Race

12. What is your greatest fear? Fear of falling

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Laid back, easy-going

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Snickers

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 4:00 or 7:00, that's when our practices or games start.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Vancy, given to me by my math teacher, Mr. P.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Kentucky Derby

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I am good at sleeping.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Back in time so I can have another childhood of playing soccer.

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 great grandfather Wilkerson what it was like to serve in WWII.


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