D9and10Sports.com is highlighting returning high school student-athletes this summer. The year in school listed next to the athlete’s name is the year the athlete is entering this fall.
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Cathryn Reynolds – Union City – Sophomore
Parents Names: Jessica and David Reynolds
Sports Played: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball
Siblings: Alex (8) Eliza (17)
Social Media Handles: Snapchat (frostie.27) instagram (c_reynolds27)
2020-21 Highlights: This year in softball my team went 22-2, making it to the state semifinals.
College Athletics plan if applicable: Since I am only going into my sophomore year of high school, I am still not sure whether I will be continuing sports in college.
Q&A With Cathryn Reynolds
D9and10Sports: How did you first get involved in sports and did you like it?
A: My family has always been active, so from a young age my parents would encourage me to play sports. My dad would play catch with me in the front yard and my mom and grandpa would never hesitate to help me with basketball skills. I am so appreciative that they were willing to take the time out of their lives to do those things with me because that helped make athletics a huge part of my life.
D9and10Sports: Who has been your biggest influence in life and why?
A: My biggest influence in life would have to be my older sister Eliza. We have been close since a young age, but the past few years we have really bonded over sports, high school, and being each other’s go to person at home. Even though she is only 2.5 years older than me, she has made me realize that it’s ok to be yourself and how to see the good in situations. She works extremely hard in both sports and academics and I am beyond grateful that we could share just one year of high school together.
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite high school sports memory?
A: I had two very important and emotional sports memories this year. The first one was my sister’s 1,000 points. I was lucky enough to be the one who assisted her into scoring her 1,000-point bucket. The feeling was surreal and I will admit that I shed more tears than she did. The second one is when my softball team defeated the Laurel Spartans to move to the state semifinals. After a long and hot 10-inning game, we came out on top due to our heart and perseverance. I will never forget the feeling of the team dog piling our pitcher Abby Tingley at the end of the game.
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite social media platform and why?
A: Snapchat is probably my favorite social media platform because it keeps me connected to all my friends.
D9and10Sports: What would someone who is meeting you for the first time be surprised to find out about you?
A: I am a very outgoing and extroverted person, so someone who was meeting me for the first time might be surprised by the fact that i am deathly afraid of dolls.
D9and10Sports: If there was one period in history you could go back to, what would it be and why?
A: I would go back to the 70s because of the music and style in that time period. I also think it would be fun to be a hippie.
D9and10Sports: What will you tell your kids someday about living through the COVID-19 pandemic?
A: I’ll tell my kids that I learned to appreciate my friends/family more and that eating too many carbs isn’t good if you are trying to stay skinny.
D9and10Sports: What is your ideal place to live? Country, City, Suburb and why?
A: I would love to live in the country when I’m older because that’s where I grew up. I want to be able to have some privacy and have a big yard for family picnics.