Your Daily Local and D9and10Sports are 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. Player profiles for the week of Aug. 14 are powered by Generational Wealth Management, Adam Jack, ChFC
PARKS ORDIWAY – SENIOR – WARREN
Sports Played: Basketball and Soccer, 3-time letterwinner in soccer, 2-time in basketball
Parents Names: Amy and Mark Ordiway
Siblings: Ella 17, Finn 15
Social Media Handles: @parksordiwayy on Instagram; @parksordiway on Twitter
2021-22 Highlights: Back-to-back region champions in soccer, led D10 in assists in soccer as well as second in goals
College Athletics plan if applicable: I do plan on playing sports in college but I have not committed.
Q: What was the first sport you played? Why did you play it? Did you like it?
A: Basketball was my first sport. I played it because everyone was starting to play sports at the same time and it interested me. I liked it a lot.
Q: What is the most important factor in you being successful in high school athletics?
A: To be successful in high school athletics it’s very important to work hard and do what other people wouldn’t do, but also balancing your time between your sport and school is important too.
Q: What is your favorite non-sports “go-to” activity?
A: My favorite non-sports go-to activity would have to be playing video games.
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: I would want to meet Kobe Bryant and I would ask him what it took to be great not only on the basketball court but as a person as well.
Q: What is your favorite sport and if you could change one thing about your favorite sport, what would it be?
A: My favorite sport is basketball. If I could change one thing about it I’d make the hoop a little lower to maybe help out the vertically challenged.
Q: If you could eat any food in the world right now, what would it be?
A: A big plate of Belgian waffles.
Q: What is your ideal vacation spot?
A: I’ve always wanted to visit Japan and rent a house with a very scenic view on like a mountainside.
Q: Is there anything you wish we would have asked you? If so, what is the question/answer?