Athlete of the Week: Ashleigh Holweger, Springboro High School

  • John Cummings
  • Contributing Writer
12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 Sports
Ashleigh Holweger

Name: Ashleigh Holweger

School: Springboro

Sport: Volleyball

Class: Senior

Age: 17

Claim to fame: Probably some viral video of me being clumsy.

Bet you didn’t know: Half of my front tooth is fake because I chipped it on a Popsicle

Toughest opponent/why: Centerville because they always have a very talented team and, with us both being GWOC teams, we are always both very motivated to win.

Favorite book: The Champions Mind by Jim Afremow

Favorite movie: The Blind Side

Favorite TV show: The Office

Favorite musical artist/song: American Pie by Don McLean because I can’t not sing all 8 minutes and 34 seconds of that song.

Favorite pro athlete/why: Matt Anderson because he is a phenomenal volleyball player.

Favorite smell: Bonfire in the fall

Favorite home-cooked meal: My grandma’s mashed potatoes

Game-day rituals: 20-minute power nap, eat a Panther Paw form Main Street Deli at 5 p.m. sharp, and I always do a handstand in a back hallway before we play then visualize my team coming out on top.

Person who would play me in a movie/why: Lena Dunham…Not sure why, I took a BuzzFeed Survey and that’s what they told me.

Words you live by: “Everything happens for a reason” and “You get what you work for”

Biggest influence/why: My parents because they have taught me all the morals I have grown up with like hard work, honesty, and love.

I am most annoyed by: Slow walkers in the hallway

I can’t live without: Volleyball

Most embarrassing moment: My pants fell down while I was jump roping in kindergarten

In 10-years, I’ll be: Hopefully living in South Carolina and being a graphic designer and volleyball coach.

Best thing about volleyball: I get to play a game I love with people who end up my best friends. There is always something new to learn and skills to improve on. It’s an intense sport where every play matters.

Worst thing about volleyball: There’s nothing bad about it.

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Squash kind of grosses me out

Favorite junk food: Banana ice cream with bananas and peanut butter from Cold Stone

Favorite school subject: Art

Last DVD or video game I bought: MarioKart

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: My dog’s so I could see what he thinks about all day.

Love to trade places for a day with: My dog

When I’m bored, I like to: Draw

Worst habit: Waiting too long to put my clothes away so that the pile is taller than I.

On your bedroom walls: Hundreds of black and white pictures I have taken along with artwork and photos of old rock-n-roll artists.

Talent I’d most like to have: I wish I could fly.

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