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.
Danielle Wood – Brockway – Senior
Parents Names: Jamie and Kim Wood
Sports Played: Soccer and basketball
Siblings: J.D. (21), Jonathan (19)
Social Media Handles: Instagram: d.wood_12 and Twitter: daniell29616150
2020-21 Highlights: District 9 runner up in soccer and tied for most assists on the team. For basketball I was named Co-MVP tri-county for basketball, Co-MVP on my team, and named second-team all-district, after I averaged 14.3 points, 4.7 assists, and 3.6 steals.
College Athletics plan if applicable: I do plan on playing basketball in college.
Q&A With Danielle Wood
D9and10Sports: How did you first get involved in sports and did you like it?
A: I first got involved in sports by playing football with my brothers in the backyard. From there on I wanted to do anything else like them including basketball and baseball. I loved playing basketball, football, and baseball with my brothers and it all started there. I didn’t actually start playing soccer until I was in 9th grade and friends talked me into trying it out.
D9and10Sports: Who has been your biggest influence in life and why?
A: My biggest influences in my life have been my parents. They pushed me into becoming the best person I can be. They tell me to work hard for what I want. I see them doing the same thing every day. It’s something that I make sure to do with playing sports and leave everything out there.
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite high school sports memory?
A: My favorite high school sports memory is winning my first D9 title in soccer. It was my freshman year and the first year that I ever played soccer, so all of it was very new to me. I went out there and just played with my team. My team and I were able to win and it showed me how hard I needed to work to win that championship and what I need to do in the future with soccer and basketball.
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite social media platform and why?
A: My favorite social media platform would have to be Instagram. I am following so many sports accounts that when I get on the app that’s all it’s filled with. All the updates with sports and what is going on. It really keeps me updated.
D9and10Sports: What would someone who is meeting you for the first time be surprised to find out about you?
A: I am a fanatic for medical based tv programs. There are a dozen of shows I watch but my favorite is Grey’s Anatomy. I don’t get bothered by blood or anything like that. The medical field is actually what I want to get into and pursue professionally.
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 early 1920s and ’30s and watch the early games of professional sports. To see the difference in the way people played back then and how we play the sports now.
D9and10Sports: What will you tell your kids someday about living through the COVID-19 pandemic?
A: I would tell them all the struggles everyone in the world had to face including me. To not going out in public, wearing a mask everywhere you went, and not doing what we are usually doing. It definitely made me stronger and everyone else in the process though.
D9and10Sports: What is your ideal place to live? Country, City, Suburb and why?
A: I would definitely want to live in the Suburb because the city is too chaotic for me and the country is just too quiet. So having something in middle I would love.
D9and10Sports: Is there anything you wish we would have asked you? If so, what is the answer?
A: I wish you would have asked me my goals for the upcoming season in my sports. In both soccer and basketball, my goals are to win D9 championships and help my teams succeed in any way possible.