Athlete of the Week: Brock Bartley, Oakwood High School

Name: Brock Bartley

School: Oakwood

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sport: Soccer

Claim to fame: Four-year scholar athlete; earned second-team All-Southwestern Buckeye League and third-team all-area last year; will finish soccer career with the Ohio Galaxies U19 top elite team; plans to attend University of Dayton and major in business with a path toward law or criminal justice

Bet you didn’t know: I call my dad “Dan”

Words you live by: Eat More Bacon! & in the end we will only regret the chances we didn’t take

Toughest opponent: Myself at times

Biggest influence: My dad

Match-day rituals: My next soccer game opponent

What is on your bedroom walls? Trophies and pictures of past soccer events

When I’m bored I like to … play video games or play soccer

Favorite movie: Star Wars

Person who would play you in a movie: Derek Hough

Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones

Favorite musical artist: Billie Joe Armstrong

I can’t live without: Soccer

I can live without: The alarm clock

Event you’d like to attend: World Cup finals

Favorite Book: The Outsiders

Favorite home-cooked meal: Chicken and dumplings

Favorite restaurant: Matzaluna, Sanibel Island — spaghetti with lots of grated Parmesan cheese

Favorite smell: New cleats just removed from the box

Favorite cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Best Buy

Vegetable you won’t eat: Asparagus

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Lionel Messi

Whose mind would you like to read? Donald Trump

Place where you’d love to travel: Area 51

Talent you’d love to have: Super smart — genius IQ

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: Lionel Messi

Favorite team: Barcelona

Favorite Olympic sport: Soccer and curling

Something in the world I’d like to change: All of the violence and wars

Favorite sports moment: Beating Bellbrook my senior year at our new Lane Field

Favorite junk food: Barbecue chips

Best thing about soccer: Scoring goals and assisting with the game-winning score

In 10 years I hope to be: A business CEO or lawyer earning my first million

Nominate an Athlete of the Week: Send an email to freelance writer Dave Lamb at Please include the athlete’s name, school, sport and a phone number or email address where we can reach that athlete. Please include Athlete of the Week in the subject line.

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