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.
(Photo by Jared Bakaysa)
Caylen Rearick – Junior – Redbank Valley
Parents Names: Mike and Angie Rearick
Sports Played: Basketball and Volleyball
Siblings: Kaia Rearick age 21, she played Softball and Brynn Rearick 18, she played Volleyball and Softball
Social Media Handles: Instagram- Caylenrearick
2020-21 Highlights: KSAC-District title game- Player off the game 9th grade
1st team all conference-10th grade
Tied 3 point school record (7-3’s in one game)-10th grade
1st team All-Star Courier Express Award-10th grade
2nd team All- District-10th grade
Leading point scorer for Redbank Valley- 10th grade
College Athletics plan if applicable: I would love to continue playing basketball in college, but currently my plans are undecided
Q&A With Caylen Rearick
D9and10Sports: How did you first get involved in sports and did you like it?
A: My Cousin Alivia Huffman and Coach Chris Edmonds really pushed me in Elementary School to come out and try basketball. My sister Bryn, always made me pass the volleyball around with her in the backyard. My dad introduced me to softball at a young age, in which I played from the age of 8 until my freshman year (when we didn’t have a season)
D9and10Sports: Who has been your biggest influence in life and why?
A: Alivia Huffman has been my biggest influence in my sports life. Her and I continually push each other everyday to reach our goals, whether it’s in basketball or volleyball.
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite high school sports memory?
A: Winning the D9 championship in basketball and moving to Elite 8- 9th grade; Winning D9 championship in volleyball and making quarterfinals and playing along side my sister Brynn for all that – 10th grade
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite social media platform and why?
A: Instagram- I like to see everyone’s post and to also encourage people.
D9and10Sports: What would someone who is meeting you for the first time be surprised to find out about you?
A: I watched all 17 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy in just three months, which inspired me to want to go into the Nursing Field and become an RN. I also recently just Joined Hawthorn Vol. Fire Dept and love to go on QRS (medical) calls.
D9and10Sports: If there was one period in history you could go back to, what would it be and why?
A: I would love to go back to the 1980’s because the music was awesome back then and I loved the style of clothing.
D9and10Sports: What will you tell your kids someday about living through the COVID-19 pandemic?
A: The COVID-19 pandemic was awful having to wear masks everywhere, including while playing sports. And being on lockdown and not able to go to school was rough as well.
D9and10Sports: What is your ideal place to live? Country, City, Suburb and why?
A: My ideal place to live would be the suburbs because your not too far from the city or the country.
D9and10Sports: Is there anything you wish we would have asked you? If so, what is the answer?
A: Yes… I wished you would have asked about my goals for the upcoming season: They would be to lead my team both in volleyball and basketball to another D9 title, continue to add points in basketball to possibly reach the 1000-point club, beat the schools 3-point record in basketball and to get more digs in one game than my older sister Brynn did.