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Player Profile: Emerson Ekis, Venango Catholic 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.

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Daughter of: Ronda Ekis and Daniel Ekis
Sports Played: Volleyball and Basketball (in co-op at Rocky Grove but Venango will have its own team this year)
Family Members Playing/Played Sports: Her dad played golf and football in high school
Post-High School Plans: She plans to go to college to study pre-med and become a doctor. She would like to play sports in college

Q&A With Emmerson Ekis

D9Sports: What is your favorite sport to participate in and why?
EE: Volleyball because it is so exciting and it’s a sport I truly have a passion for.

D9Sports: What is your favorite memory, moment, game from playing high school sports?
EE: When we won our first playoff game during basketball.

D9Sports: Why do you play high school sports?
EE: I play high school sports because I have a passion for the games and I love the atmosphere and the work ethic and discipline it has taught me.

D9Sports: Who has had the most influence on your athletic career and why?
EE: My dad because he always pushes me to never give up and gives me tips on what I can do better in each sport.

D9Sports: If you could change one thing about high school sports, what would it be and why?
EE: I wish to change how it sometimes ruins people’s relationships and reputations by how competitive people become. High school sports are supposed to be fun and be building blocks for life.

D9Sports: If you could be president for a day, what would be the one major thing you would do?
EE: I would give money to the poor and try my best to save the earth from global warming.

D9Sports: What is your ideal place to live? County, City, Suburb? Why?
EE: I would like to live in the city because there are more opportunities for work and activities.

D9Sports: What would someone who doesn’t know you be surprised to find out about you?
EE: Someone who doesn’t know me would be surprised to find out that I take my schoolwork very seriously and it’s the most important thing in my life.

D9Sports: What is your strongest subject in school?
EE: Science is my strongest subject in school. Particularly chemistry.

D9Sports: If there was one period in history or one event in history you could go back to, what would it be?
EE: I would go back to Jesus’ time to see what it was like and have a first-hand account of all of the events that shaped my faith.

D9Sports: What question do you wish I would have asked you? And what is the answer to it?
EE: I wish you would have asked more about my schoolwork because I currently hold a 4.0 while playing two sports, and my schoolwork is what drives me to do better in my sports.