Q-and-A with Ashley Weringa, Lincoln-Way North basketball
February 18, 2013 7:22PM
Ashley Weringa, of Lincoln-Way North. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun Times Media
Updated: March 20, 2013 6:28AM
Weringa, 18, of Tinley Park, is in her fourth season on the Phoenix varsity. She will attend Ashford University in Iowa.
What’s the most fun part about playing basketball?
Being together with the girls and seeing where you start from and where you end.
Which other Lincoln-Way do you like the most and the least?
I like Central because I have a few friends there. The least (laughing) is East because we haven’t beaten them in my four years in high school.
Any good stories about your number (22)?
My cousin (Missy Mitidiero) played in high school and she was No. 22.
If you could have a player from another team to be your teammate, who would it be?
Alex Shermulis, of Providence. She’s my best friend.
Has anyone told you that you look like someone famous?
I’ve been told I look like Miley Cyrus, which I don’t see whatsoever.
Your dream celebrity prom date?
I have two, Gerard Butler and Justin Bieber. I couldn’t pick one.
If you could be one of your teammates for a day, who is it?
Sam Pietruszynski. Sam is one of the weirdest people I’ve ever met. I think it would be different to be her for one day.
What’s the funniest story you can tell about coach Nair?
Probably the day he and the other coaches dressed up in wigs and practiced with us.
Is cheerleading a sport?
The gymnastics part of it is, but not the cheering part.
What does your mirror tell you about yourself?
It tells me that I’ve overcome a ton of things in four years of high school, and it made me a lot stronger.
As told to Tony Baranek