July 21st, 2017

20 Questions with Ashley Durik

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Ashley Durik
Durik tries to make a move with the ball / photo provided by the Durik 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: Ashley Durik

Age: 16

Current school: Sacred Heart Academy

Current Sports playing: Soccer

Parish/grade school attended: Sacred Heart Model School

High school GPA (optional): 4.0

Colleges considering or attending: I am mainly looking to play for one of the Ivy League schools.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? My proudest athletic moment is definitely winning the state championship my freshman year.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? A bagel or apples and peanut butter.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? I hope no one ever has to hear me sing it but Gravity by Sarah Bareilles.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? I really look up to Lionel Messi because of his ability to overcome adversity and discouragement from others. Even though he's only 5-foot-seven, he is, in my opinion, the best soccer player in the world.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “If you ain't first, you're last”- Ricky Bobby, Talladega Nights.

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? Faith is a very important part of soccer in my life. Whenever something is not going my way or I am nervous, I say a prayer and ask for guidance.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy.

8. All-time favorite board game? Monopoly

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

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Simply Thai

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Storage Wars

12. What is your greatest fear? Spiders

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I think one of my best characteristics is my ability to work hard in school and soccer.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Chocolate chip cookies or French fries.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? My favorite hour of the day is probably 3 p.m. because I am out of school and have the rest of the day ahead of me.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? I don’t really have a nickname but all my teammates call me by my last name. I honestly don’t know why, but it has been that way since the beginning of my freshman year.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? My favorite place to volunteer is Home of the Innocents. I love being able to build relationships with the children I work with.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I love to snowboard!

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 back in time because I think it would be interesting to meet my parents and grandparents when they were younger.

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 Houdini how he pulled off his tricks.


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