December 23rd, 2018

20 Questions with Emily Young

Samantha Stallings

Staff Writer

20 Questions with Emily Young
Photo provided by Jill Young, Emily's mother

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports posts the Campbellsville University- Louisville “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: Emily Young


Age: 14


Current school: Sacred Heart Academy


Current Sports playing: Volleyball


Parish/grade school attended:  St. Albert the Great


High school GPA: 3.8


Colleges considering or attending: Not sure yet


1. What is your proudest athletic moment? My club volleyball team came in 3rd place in the AAU National Tournament in Orlando when I was 12


2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Peanut butter crackers


3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? “Since you’ve been gone” by Kelly Clarkson


4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Paige Hammons (a Sacred Heart volleyball alumnae) because no matter how good she is, she continues to work hard to get even better


5. What is your favorite movie quote? “Just keep swimming” – Finding Nemo

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? When I am nervous before a game, I rely on God and put my trust in his hands, because I know whatever happens, was meant to happen. 

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Tow Mater from Cars

8. All-time favorite board game? Apples to Apples


9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone; Snapchat


10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Captain’s Quarters Restaurant


11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Survivor


12. What is your greatest fear? Spiders


13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I am genuine and trustworthy.


14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or Starbursts


15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 6pm because that is typically when my volleyball practice starts


16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? “Em”.  People just starting calling me that.


17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? My family volunteers for Norton Children’s Hospital and the Bravehearts. My brother was born with a special heart and we are raising money to help fund a room in the new Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit in his honor.


18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can say the alphabet backwards


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 travel backwards so that I could relive the days that I really loved.

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 God why he created earth.


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