D9Sports.com/EYT Media is doing a series of player profiles on returning high-school athletes this summer. The year in school listed by the athlete is the year the athlete is entering this fall.
(Submitted photo. Photo by Renee Snyder)
AVA FERRINGER – JUNIOR – CRANBERRY
Daughter of: Jason and Monica Ferringer
Sports Played: Volleyball and Basketball
Family Members Playing/Played Sports: Both her parents played sports in high school. Her mom played volleyball, basketball and ran track at Cranberry while her dad played football, wrestled and ran track at Laurel High School.
2018-19 Highlights: She helped Cranberry advance to the District 9 Class 1A semifinals in volleyball and was named a third-team All-KSAC performer. She record 19 kills against Keystone on Cancer Awareness Night … She had her basketball season cut short in the fourth game of the year by a season-ending injury. Through the first three games, she had scored 46 points including back-to-back 17-point games against Rocky Grove and Lakeview and finished the season with 47 points.
Post-High School Plans: After high school she plans to attend college and have a major in the medical field and if presented with the opportunity she would love to play a college sport.
Q&A With Ava Ferringer
D9Sports: What is your favorite sport to participate in and why?
AF: My favorite sport is definitely a toss-up between volleyball and basketball. I love the team connection, the satisfaction of winning a 5 set game, and the feeling of getting a strong hit. I also love the intensity and rewards that come along with basketball as well.
D9Sports: What is your favorite memory, moment, game from playing high school sports?
AF: My favorite memory from playing high school sports was from my freshmen year of basketball coming back to beat Clarion in our first playoff game in the fourth quarter after being down by 12.
D9Sports: Why do you play high school sports?
AF: I play high school sports because it is the most enjoyable and gratifying thing in life to me. I love the connection I have with all my teammates and I have no clue what I would do participating in a sport.
D9Sports: Who has had the most influence on your athletic career and why?
AF: The people that have had the most influence on my athletic career have been my parents and coaches. These are the people that teach me everything I need to know about the game and are always there to push me to be my absolute best.
D9Sports: If you could change one thing about high school sports, what would it be and why?
AF: If I could change one thing about high school sports it would be, to get more student involvement in both participation in sports and fan base.
D9Sports: If you could be president for a day, what would be the one major thing you would do?
AF: If I could be president for a day one thing I would do would be, to take advantage of the day to visit with as many world leaders as I could to discuss world issues.
D9Sports: What is your ideal place to live? County, City, Suburb? Why?
AF: My ideal place to live would be the country. I love the quiet, peaceful setting that is very relaxing to me.
D9Sports: What would someone who doesn’t know you be surprised to find out about you?
AF: Someone who doesn’t know me would be interested to know that I am named after my grandpa whose name is Jack and my middle name is Jacklyn.
D9Sports: What is your strongest subject in school?
AF: My strongest subjects in school are math and science. These are the most enjoyable to me as well.
D9Sports: If there was one period in history or one event in history you could go back to, what would it be?
AF: If I could go back to any time in history I would go back to watch my grandpa play basketball in high school at Clarion-Limestone.
D9Sports: What question do you wish I would have asked you? And what is the answer to it?
AF: When was your most disappointing moment in your sports career. My most disappointing moment was when I dislocated my shoulder last year during the basketball season but through this, I learned so much about the sport and myself.