Athlete of the Week: Dan Nye, Alter

Name: Dan Nye

School: Alter

Grade: 2018 graduate

Age: 18

Sports: Volleyball, football

Claim to fame/honors: Team won state championship sophomore and junior years; earned honorable mention All-Ohio, team captain and outside hitter; played free safety in football; plans to attend University of Kentucky to major in business and play club volleyball

Bet you didn’t know … my initials special DAN

Words you live by: Failure is the first step to success

Toughest opponent: Fenwick

Biggest influence: My dad; he started his own company; it burned down and he started from nothing again; he showed me tenacity and the will to fight back from adversity

Match-day rituals: Like to get everyone smiling and happy; goof off a little bit

What’s on your bedroom walls: Poster of my grandpa, Joseph Callahan, who played football at University of Dayton

When I’m bored I like to … hang out with my friends and play golf

Favorite movie: Step Brothers

Person who would play you in a movie: Brad Pitt

Favorite TV show: Trailer Park Boys

Favorite musical artist: Post Malone

I can’t live without: Music

I can live without: My phone

Event you’d like to attend: Running with Bulls in Spain; my dad did that

Favorite book: The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Favorite home-cooked meal: Any type of breakfast; my mom makes the best breakfast

Favorite restaurant: Jags

Favorite smell: New pair of shoes

Favorite cereal: Froot Loops

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Urban Outfitters

Vegetable you won’t eat: Broccoli

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Donald Trump

Whose mind would you like to read? My mom

Place where you’d love to travel? Alaska

Talent you’d like to have? Speak another language

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: LeBron James

Favorite team: North Carolina basketball team

Favorite Olympic sport: Half-pipe

Something in the world I’d like to change: Hunger

Favorite sports moment: Winning state sophomore year

Favorite junk food: Take 5 candy bar

Best thing about volleyball: How you have to rely on everyone on the court to do their job to win the rally or the point; you have to trust them

In 10 years, I hope to be … a young entrepreneur

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