May 17th, 2019

20 Questions with Ryan Nichols

Samantha Stallings

Staff Writer

20 Questions with Ryan Nichols
photo provided by Ryan Nichols

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports post 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: Ryan Armstrong Nichols

Current School: Saint Xavier High School

Current Sports Playing: Soccer

Grade school: St. Margaret Mary

High School GPA: 3.4


1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Winning state as a junior and getting a photo with my dad, who has coached at Saint Xavier for many years.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? My ideal snack before a game is some fruit and then gum.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Wavin Flag by K’naan

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? I look up to Jabari Parker because his faith and work rate.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “Tonight you are the greatest hockey team in the world.”- Miracle

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports?  I pray during and before every game.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Spider-Man

8. All-time favorite board game? Monopoly

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? Iphone and 2048

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? J. Alexander’s

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? The Office

12. What is your greatest fear? Losing a championship

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Caring for others

14. Favorite junk/comfort food?  Milkshakes

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 5:00; time to train before dinner

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Ricky, some coaches think that I look like an old T.V. show character from the show “Silver Spoons”

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Helping run a service organization called S.C.O.R.E. where we play soccer with immigrants

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? A great bettor

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one to travel forward or backward which would you select and why? Backwards; I don’t want to know the future, I want to live it.

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? Winston Churchill; some advice on being successful


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