Athletes of the Week – November 17

Ethan Summa, Columbus East junior football player

Summa led the Olympians with 13 tackles Friday in a 42-35 regional championship win at Zionsville.

His performance last week: “We came out really slow, but as the game went on, we knew we had to get some stops and that’s what we did.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “Every week, we prepare the same, whether it’s a conference game or late in the tournament. But we did watch a lot more film (last week).”

Favorite drink: “Big Red”

Favorite food: “Pizza”

Favorite book: “The Hunger Games”

Favorite class: “Math”

Role model: “My brother (Taylor Summa)”

Best advice: “To keep playing, no matter what. Like coach (Bob) Gaddis says, ‘It’s never as bad as seems, and it’s never as good as it seems, so keep on playing through, and hopefully something good will come out of it.”

Athletics goal: “To finish the season healthy, and I’m thinking about playing in college.”

If you could travel anywhere: “Probably Oregon, because I heard it’s very beautiful there, and I love to ski, so that would be a great place.”

Stacy Fox, South Decatur senior basketball player

Fox led the Cougars with 21 points in Friday’s 39-24 win at Rising Sun and with 18 points in Saturday’s 61-51 loss to Morristown.

Her performance last week: “I feel like I improved a lot from the week before, and we just worked together as a team, and we were all able to benefit more individually from that teamwork.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “We do a lot of scouting, so we prepare something special for each game and then go out with a plan and hopefully execute.”

Favorite drink: “Lemonade”

Favorite food: “Mac ‘n’ cheese”

Favorite book: “The Harry Potter Series”

Favorite class: “Math”

Role model: “(Vanderbilt women’s basketball coach) Stephanie White”

Best advice: “If you like it, be willing to do everything you can to do your best, and don’t worry about anything else as long as you’re trying hard.”

Athletics goal: “To do better than I did the season before.”

If you could travel anywhere: “Probably Paris, just because there’s a lot of history there.”