Athlete of the Week: Kiara DiLoreto, Chaminade Julienne High School

Name: Kiara DiLoreto

School: Chaminade Julienne

Grade: Senior

Age: 18

Claim to fame/honors: Vandalia resident is captain of soccer and track teams; student director of school retreat; honor roll student every quarter in high school

Bet you didn’t know … I can eat a whole can of salt and vinegar Pringles in one sitting.

Words you live by: It’s hard to beat someone that never gives up.

Toughest opponent: McNicholas High School

Biggest influence: My former soccer coach Tom Lane because he encouraged me to always keep going even when times were tough, and to push through with confidence in myself as a person and a player.

Match-day rituals: I eat a sub about three hours before kickoff, listen to my pregame music, and jump three times on the field before the whistle blows

What’s on your bedroom walls? Cleveland Cavaliers posters and pictures of Paris, France

When I’m bored I like to … play my guitar.

Favorite movie: Jurassic World

Person who would play you in a movie: Selena Gomez

Favorite TV show: Friends

Favorite musical artist: Halsey

I can’t live without: My little sister

Event you’d like to attend: A women’s World Cup soccer game

Favorite book: The Great Gatsby

Favorite home-cooked meal: Homemade gnocchi with a Caesar salad

Favorite restaurant: Tom+Chee

Favorite smell: Lavender

Favorite cereal: Cap’n Crunch

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: lululemon

Vegetable you won’t eat: Carrots

I’d love to trade places for a day with: Santa Claus, so I can see the world in one day

Whose mind would you like to read? Stephen Hawking, even though I probably wouldn’t understand much of it.

Place where you’d love to travel? Paris

Talent you’d like to have? Singing

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: Kevin Love

Favorite team: Cleveland Cavaliers

Favorite Olympic sport: Track and field

Something in the world I’d like to change: I would like to see a clean and safe environment for future generations.

Favorite sports moment: When I had the assist to my sister’s goal in the Beavercreek game.

Favorite junk food: Golden Oreos

Best thing about soccer: Playing with my teammates every day

In 10 years, I hope to be … an engineer and youth minister

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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