Introducing … Jenna Lerg
School: Mercy (Farmington Hills, Mich.)
Year: Class of 2015
My dream job, outside of being a professional athlete, would be … an athletic trainer for a women’s college volleyball team
If you’d see my iPod, you’d find … mostly country
I currently drive a … Saturn VUE
Someday, I’d like to be driving a … truck
The best part about my hometown is… the people
My dream city to be living in 10 years from now is … Colorado Springs
The ultimate compliment is when I get compared with … my sister
If I could be teammates with one pro athlete in any sport, it’d be…Mia Hamm
If I could meet anybody, it would be …Ellen DeGeneres
The website I couldn’t live without is … Twitter
The greatest meal ever is … salad
Best movie of all-time is … The Proposal
My can’t-miss TV show is … “Modern Family”
My favorite pro team is … USA Gymnastics women’s team
Worst thing about pro sports is … the use of illegal substances
Best uniforms in sports belong to … the Mexico men’s soccer team
One thing my coach always says that I’ll never forget … “be confident in yourself”
If I won the lottery, the first thing I’d buy is … a cozy cottage up north
If I could tell one person thanks, it would be … my club coach for making me a better person and player
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 …
“What I’m thinking today” – What’s with all the fighting in high school football?
The latest was last Friday during the third quarter of the Fort Wayne South Side (Fort Wayne, Ind.) – Arsenal Tech (Indianapolis) game last week.
What stood out to me was that it was the coaches whose punches upgraded the situation from trash-talk and shoving to a punch-throwing melee.
No matter what, the coaches can’t fight because the already aggressive high school athletes will see that as a free pass to throw a one-hitter-quitters.
Players are taught that they’re a part of a family on the team and that, no matter what, they’ve always got to stick together. That’s why I don’t believe that the players should be suspended.
Talked to sternly? Yes.
Let the coaches sit out a few games. Maybe they’ll grow up in that time.
WHAT I CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF RIGHT NOW …
“Drake and Miley Cyrus.” – John Burroughs (Saint Louis) field hockey player Lailah Elliott
– Jason Jordan