The Breakfast Buzz - Carley Hoover

The Breakfast Buzz - Carley Hoover

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The Breakfast Buzz - Carley Hoover


Introducing … Carley Hoover

School: D.W. Daniel High School

Sport: Girls Softball

Year: Class of 2013

My dream job, outside of being a professional athlete, would be…New York Yankees announcer

If you’d see my iPod, you’d find…Anything from John Mayer to some R&B jams

I currently drive a…at home a Dodge Journey…basically a squashed mini van, but now [at Stanford] I’m driving a bike!

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Someday, I’d like to be driving a
…Range Rover, all black everything

The best part of my hometown is…The people

My dream city to be living in10 years from nowis…Beverly Hills!!

The ultimate compliment is when I get compared with…My sister, Hayley 🙂

If I could be teammates with one pro athlete in any sport, it’d be…Derek Jeter for sure

If I could meet anybody, it would be…Robinson Cano

The websites I couldn’t live without are…Google and my Stanford email page

The greatest meal ever is…Brownie batter

Best movie of all-time is…Happy Gilmore

My can’t-miss TV show is…Pretty Little Liars

My favorite pro team is…The Yankees!

Worst thing about pro sports is…Female athletes don’t get the amount of attention they deserve

Best uniforms in sports belong to…I grew up loving Clemson and their colors

One thing my coach always says that I’ll never forget…”There’s always another play”

I will consider myself a success when I…Am surrounded by people that I love and that love me on a day-to-day basis

If I won the lottery, the first thing I’d buy is…I promised my mom I’d buy her a new house if I ever got rich

If I could tell one person thanks, it would be …My dad…For…Everything

– Adam Lazarus

For more on Carley Hoover, who is one of 12 candidates for the Gatorade National Athlete of the Year award, check out her Q&A with Adam Lazarus

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If I had a dollar for every time I heard a player say that a college coach was making him a recruiting priority I would be too Hollywood to even be writing this “What I’m Thinking Today” piece.

What? Just being honest, sheesh!

The good news is that most players know that coaches are being about as genuine as Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Stevie J when he deals with his girlfriends.

It’s all game.

Chances are you’re not a priority; you’re an option.

Know the difference.


“Wale. I listen to a lot of his songs.” – Wesleyan Christian (High Point, N.C.) forward Harry Giles


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