Emily Whitehead, Centerville

Athlete of the Week: Emily Whitehead, Centerville

Name: Emily Whitehead

School: Centerville

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sports: Soccer

Claim to fame/honors: Second-year varsity soccer player; played two years of basketball; ranks fourth in class academically; serves as student council officer; member of National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society

Age: 17

Bet you didn’t know: I have a twin sister on the varsity cross country team

Words you live by: “Don’t count the days, make the days count.”

Toughest Opponent: Alter, Springboro, Beavercreek

Biggest Influence: My parents

Match-day rituals: Wear jersey to school, locker room dance party, traditional run-out to field

What’s on your bedroom walls: pictures of my friends & family

When I’m bored I like to: play the piano, hang out with friends

Favorite Movie: The Breakfast Club

Person who would play you in a movie: Emma Watson

Favorite TV show: Friends

Favorite musical artist: Dan + Shay

I can’t live without: My friends

I can live without: Peanut Butter

Event you’d like to attend: World Cup

Favorite book: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Favorite home-cooked meal: My neighbor’s buffalo chicken lasagna

Favorite restaurant: Archer’s

Favorite Smell: Chocolate

Favorite Cereal: Lucky Charms

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Forever 21

Vegetable you won’t eat: Celery

I’d love to trade places for a day with: Katy Perry

Whose mind would you like to read? My cat

Place where you’d love to travel? Italy

Talent you’d like to have? Singing

Favorite school subject: History, English

Favorite athlete: Carli Lloyd

Favorite team: USA Women’s national soccer team

Favorite Olympic sport: Soccer

Something in the world I’d like to change: Gun violence in schools

Favorite sports moment: Beating Springboro

Favorite junk food: Ice cream

Best thing about soccer: Teammates

In 10 years, I hope to be: Living in a big city with my dream job

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