August 18th, 2017

20 Questions with Bailee Locke

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Bailee Locke
Bailee Locke is Mercy's leading returning scorer this season / photo by Conor Revell

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

Name: Bailee Locke

Age: 17

Current school: Mercy

Current Sports playing: Soccer

Parish/grade school attended: St. Andrew Academy

Colleges considering or attending: Bellarmine, IWU, Spalding, Centre, or UK.  

  1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Saving the goal against Bullitt East in the Sixth Region championship game last year.
  2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? My ideal snack before a game would be fruit and granola.
  3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus.
  4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? I look up to Hope Solo. I read her biography in the sixth grade and was inspired by her life story – making so much of herself from so little.
  5. What is your favorite movie quote? “Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.” – Hitch
  6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith keeps me strong and committed when things don’t seem to be going our way.
  7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Eeyore
  8. All time favorite board game? Life
  9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone and my favorite app is Instagram.
  10. What is your favorite local (non chain) restaurant? Taziki’s
  11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Big Brother
  12. What is your greatest fear? Snakes
  13. What is your best quality/characteristic? My positive attitude.
  14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Chocolate ice cream.
  15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? My favorite time of day is 12:05 p.m. because that’s when I get to eat lunch at Mercy and see my friends.
  16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? My nickname is Bails or Bailz because my friend Neci misspelled my name in a group message with my friends and it stuck.
  17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Pawa with Purpose
  18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? My artistic/creative ability.
  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 backwards, not to change anything, because past experiences, good and bad, shape who you are, but I would like to relive some of those moments.
  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 pick Hope Solo. I would ask her how she pushed herself, especially in hard times when her dreams seemed unachievable. 

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