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KASSIDY ORINKO – JUNIOR – SHEFFIELD
Sports Played: Track 1 letter, Fall cheer 1 letter, winter cheer 2 letters, Volleyball 2 letters
Parents Names: Misty Orinko and Stan Orinko
Siblings: Kameron Orinko 24, Collin Orinko 20
Social Media Handles: Instagram- kassidyorinko
2021-22 Highlights: Laurel mountain league first team all star, nominated for player of the week freshman and sophomore year. 179 kills, 42 aces, 65 blocks, and 196 digs
College Athletics plan if applicable: I do plan on playing volleyball in college. I’m not sure where yet
Q: What was the first sport you played? Why did you play it? Did you like it?
A: Probably volleyball. I loved the sport and had watched my sister playing it. On the court has been my happy place since.
Q: What is the most important factor in you being successful in high school athletics?
A: Work ethic, dedication, determination, sacrifice
Q: What is your favorite non-sports “go-to” activity?
Q: You could meet one sports figure, living or dead (1) who would it be and (2) what is the first thing you would ask them?
A: Kathryn Plummer, how did you push yourself to get to the next level?
Q: What is your favorite sport and if you could change one thing about your favorite sport, what would it be?
A: Volleyball, I wish there was a continuation for volleyball after college other than the Olympics
Q: If you could eat any food in the world right now, what would it be?
A: Prime rib
Q: What is your ideal vacation spot?
A: Honolulu Hawaii
Q: Is there anything you wish we would have asked you? If so, what is the question/answer?