June 16th, 2017

20 Questions with Dakota Young

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Dakota Young
Dakota Young prepares to blast a ball / photo provided by the Young 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: Dakota Young

Age: 17

Current school: Holy Cross High School

Current Sports playing: Softball

Parish/grade school attended: North Harrison (Ind.)

Colleges considering or attending: Campbellsville University

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Winning the Sixth Region Tournament as a sophomore.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Arby's cheddar roast beef sandwich.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Drops of Jupiter - Train

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? It isn't a real athlete but Rocky Balboa because he is always so strong and determined to do what he is set out to do.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “Show me the money!” (Jerry Maguire, 1996)

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? You just have to know that whatever happens God will always be there.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Buttercup power puff girls .

8. All-time favorite board game? Yahtzee

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone and probably Snapchat

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? PRP Pizza

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Jersey Shore

12. What is your greatest fear? Not knowing the truth of something.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I’m very friendly and can get along with just about anybody.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Chips and cheese.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 9:30 in the morning because that's about the time I get up and I get to start a fresh new day!

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Yakota Doung. Oh lordy, so I think two years ago my team and I were warming up for a game and we all started saying our names with the first letter from our first name and last name switched around and mine and this other girls name (neth bewton) sounded like sumo wrestlers and now I’m just stuck with the name Yakota.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? I love working with Coach Conners Special Olympic teams the wizards

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can make a noise that sort of sounds like what I think a pterodactyl sounds like

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 go backwards to watch my dad play high school baseball because I, always hear stories of how great of a player he was and I just really wish I could see him play.

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? My grandpa and I would ask him to tell me a joke because I heard he was really good at making you laugh when you were upset.


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