Athlete of the Week: Claire Hinkle, Tippecanoe High School

Claire Hinkle

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Claire Hinkle

Name: Claire Hinkle

School: Tippecanoe

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sports: Soccer, basketball

Claim to fame/honors: Started every game in goal since freshman year; owns four school records: career shutouts, fewest goals given up in a season, lowest goals-against average in a season, career shutouts in a season; starting point guard for basketball team.

Bet you didn’t know … I used to play softball

Words you live by: Hard work pays off

Toughest opponent: Indian Hill in soccer and Alter in basketball

Biggest influence: My two older sisters

Game-day rituals: Handshakes with my “Socca Sistas” and I always hit the crossbar before the game starts

What’s on your bedroom walls? Pictures of the Chicago skyline and varsity poster pictures

When I’m bored I like to … read

Favorite movie: The Bee Movie

Person who would play you in a movie: Emma Roberts

Favorite TV show: Stranger Things

Favorite musical artist: Khalid

I can’t live without: Starbucks

I can live without: Summer assignments

Event you’d like to attend: Lollapalooza

Favorite book: All the Light We Cannot See

Favorite home-cooked meal: Fettuccini Alfredo

Favorite restaurant: Raising Cane’s

Favorite smell: Goalie gloves

Favorite cereal: Froot Loops

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Vineyard Vines

Vegetable you won’t eat: Celery

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Jamie Dimon

Whose mind would you like to read? My mom

Place where you’d love to travel? London

Talent you’d like to have? To be artistic in any shape or form

Favorite school subject: History

Favorite athlete: Kris Bryant

Favorite team: Cleveland Browns

Favorite Olympic sport: Swimming

Something in the world I’d like to change: Eradicate hatred and bigotry

Favorite sports moment: Beating Monroe freshman year in the regional semifinals

Favorite junk food: Ice cream

Best thing about soccer: Being able to spend time with my teammates

In 10 years, I hope to be … working and living in a big city

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