Saints Homecoming spotlight:Nicole Parker
A horse is a horse, of course, of course. Vail Christian’s Nicole Parker has a horse named, ‘”Hopper.” Parker is very much into animals and hopes to become a veterinarian when she goes out into the world. In the meantime, she’s a co-captain with Lauren Mutter on the Saints volleyball team. For more on Parker, read on: Date of birth: Sept. 19, 1987Parents: Doug and Patty ParkerSibling: Jackie, 15, Vail Christian Class of 2007What’s it like having your sister on the team?: “It’s nice. It took some getting used to at first. But, we have a good time.”Class: Junior
Position: SetterWhat’s fun about volleyball?: “Hitting and I love setting more than anything. It’s all fun.”What’s the teamwork like?: “They’re all generally the same. They tell us what they like and we just do our best.”What’s been your best moment in volleyball?: “Probably beating (Vail Mountain) at their place.”What’s the goal for the season?: “We’re going to try to be first in league. But since VMS beat us, we’re going to try to win them all from here on and do the best we can.”Favorite subject: ChemistryCollege plans: Interested in Colorado College or Colorado StateCareer plans: Veterinarian
Favorite animal: Horse – has a horse named HopperWhere do you ride?: “There’s a lot of land by my house.”Other sports at Vail Christian: Track – 200, 400 and 1600 relaySports you watch: VolleyballFavorite movie: The Day After TomorrowFavorite movie star: Orlando Bloom Mac or PC: PCFavorite food: Pizza – Pepperoni
Favorite drink: Dr. PepperIce cream: Any Starbucks ice creamWhat do you do on a powder day?: Beaver CreekWhere would you like to travel: “Someplace warm.”If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?: AspenIf you were ruler of the world for one day: “Vail Christian wins league.”Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.