December 7th, 2018

20 Questions with Leighton Keller

Samantha Stallings

Staff Writer

20 Questions with Leighton Keller
Leighton Keller/ photo provided by Leighton Keller

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports posts the Campbellsville University- Louisville “20 Questions” feature that highlights a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific athlete that you’d like to know more about, email future suggestions to

Name: Leighton Keller

Age: 17

Current school: St. Xavier

Current Sports playing: Baseball

Parish/grade school attended: Our Lady of Lourdes

High school GPA:3.4

Colleges considering or attending: University of Dayton/University Missouri St. Louis

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? The dog pile after winning the 2018 State Championship

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Mac n Cheese

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Big Green Tractor - Jason Aldean

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Jose Altuve because he’s one of the smallest players in the MLB but he defies all odds and is now one of the best players in the world.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “Shake and bake “ - Taledega Nights

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? God has given me the strength and motivation to never give up and keep pushing forward, especially when things aren’t going well. I’m blessed that God has continued to look over me and has given me the talent to play the sport I love.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Stewie Griffin

8. All-time favorite board game? Monopoly

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone, instagram

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Gustavo’s

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Don’t watch reality shows

12. What is your greatest fear? Losing the people I love

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Positive attitude and I’m always laughing

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Cookies

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 3:00 because schools out and it’s time to get to practice

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Lincoln, I got it in grade school when my basketball coach couldn’t pronounce my name so he just called me Lincoln and it’s stuck around ever since.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Salvation Army

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? Drawing

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Future to see all the advances technology has made and to see how my life unraveled

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? I would go back and ask Steve Jobs how he came up with the idea of Apple and where he saw his business going.



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