High School Sports

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Fountain Central's Sorani Hernandez


• Movie: Pitch Perfect

• TV show: Lucifer

• Restaurant: Olive Garden

• Food: Anything Mom makes

• Musician/group: A little bit of everything!

• Song: There are too many to choose from!

• Current Spring Sport & Years in the Sport: Tennis – 4th year
• Favorite Athlete in Your Sport (and why):

Roger Federer – because he never gave up.  He started when he was young, of course very talented, but his ambition and dedication are qualities I look up to.

• Other Sports: Boys’ Tennis Manager

• What are your favorite memories from this sport?

Hannah Hudson taking me home after practices, listening to Jamie Tyner’s stories, singing with Zoei Clore on the bus to away games, singing and roasting hot dogs at Gretchen Ratcliff’s pool party, our mini photoshoot in the swim locker room, laughing with all the girls, having forever friendships, and memories I will always cherish.  There are so many great memories made on the courts every season.

• What are you doing to stay busy and stay in shape during this time?

During this time, I have made a little routine for myself so that the days do not blur and so I keep my sanity.  I made a to-do list each day to motivate me to do something productive before the day ends.  At the start of every day, I do a small exercise routine to get me ready for the day.

• Do you have any advice for underclassmen?

You got this!  Tennis has taught me so many lessons.  Tennis made me realize that when I reach a point where I think I cannot possibly continue, I push a little harder, catch my second wind, and anything is possible.

• What do you miss about the spring sports season?

I miss the people.  I’m not a very athletic person, so the seasons can be a struggle, but each year was worth it.  Coach Kight and Coach Webb are amazing motivators who not only want to see you succeed on the courts but in life.  The relationships you build on the courts are not just with your teammates; you become a family.

• What are your future plans?

I plan to go to Indiana University – Bloomington, and pursue my passions.

• Coach Kight on Sorani-

“Sorani is a very hard-working player. She improved tremendously from her freshman year. She would have been a 2-year varsity player. She has a positive attitude and is a good team leader.”


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