Reese Gingrich, Vandalia-Butler

Athlete of the Week: Reese Gingrich, Vandalia-Butler

Name: Reese Gingrich

School: Vandalia-Butler

Grade: Junior

Age: 16

Sports: Soccer, hockey

Claim to fame/honors: Earned first-team All-Greater Western Ohio Conference American League, second-team all-area honors last year; named team’s defensive player of the year

Bet you didn’t know … I play travel hockey

Words I live by: Work hard and have fun

Toughest opponent: Myself

Biggest influence: My teammates

Match-day rituals: My teammate Mya Stammen and I always make a game plan on a napkin.

What’s on my bedroom walls: A photo board with a picture from every place I have traveled

When I’m bored I like to … watch football and sleep

Favorite movie: Coco

Person who would play me in a movie: Will Ferrell

Favorite TV show: Dance Moms

Favorite musical artist: Wiz Khalifa

I can’t live without: My doggie, Zeus

I can live without: Cats

Event I’d like to attend: Coachella

Favorite book: American Sniper

Favorite home-cooked meal: Steak and mac and cheese

Favorite restaurant: Noodles and Company

Favorite smell: Laundry detergent

Favorite cereal: Fruity Pebbles

Store where I’d like a shopping spree: Lululemon

Vegetable I won’t eat: All of them are gross

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Kim Kardashian

Whose mind would I like to read? My dogs

Place where I’d love to travel? Iceland

Talent you’d like to have? To be able to do a flip

Favorite school subject: Writing

Favorite athlete: Jack Hughes

Favorite team: Columbus Blue Jackets

Favorite Olympic sport: Gymnastics or figure skating

Something in the world I’d like to change: I wish there were more followers of Jesus

Favorite sports moment: Beating CJ this year

Favorite junk food: Pop Tarts

Best thing about soccer: Playing with some of my best friends and learning more about the game every day

In 10 years, I hope to be …traveling the world

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