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!
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
Ready to be “introduced” to the high school sports world? Submit your answers to the above questions – with a photo of yourself – to Suzanne Schwerer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JASON JORDAN’S WHAT I’M THINKING TODAY …
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.
WHAT I CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF RIGHT NOW …
“Wale. I listen to a lot of his songs.” – Wesleyan Christian (High Point, N.C.) forward Harry Giles