Athlete of the Week: Jordan Issackedes
Athlete of the Week for April 10-21
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Name: Jordan Issackedes
Season Summary Thus Far: Behind Issackedes, and the prowess of the offense, the Indians have gone from being ranked 25th by The Record in its pre-season rankings, to now cracking the top 10, sitting at number 8.
Lowdown: Issackedes tossed an 87 pitch no-hitter last week against Tenafly and struck out eight in the process and threw another complete game shutout this week, blanking Demarest while throwing 69 pitches and striking out seven.
What He Likes Most About His Sport: “I love baseball because I can control what I want to do.”
Best Sport Memory: The no-hitter that he recently threw.
Favorite Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
Favorite Movie: Wolf of Wall Street
Favorite Music Artists: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Chance the Rapper, Logic
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Quinlan
Favorite Subject: History
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Season: Spring
Four People He’d Like To Meet: Michael Jordan, Odell Beckham Jr, Drake, Derek Jeter
Favorite Clothing/Shoe Line: Nike
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
One Superpower: Invisibility
Any Role Models: My Dad
Favorite TV Show: Dexter
Future Plans: Go to college, possibly play baseball
Favorite Pro Pitcher: Madison Bumgarner
Favorite Team: New York Yankees
One Place He Has Always Wanted To Go: “I have always wanted to go to every stadium.”
The Last Thing He Watched On Netflix: 13 Reasons Why
Emotions After the No-Hitter: It seemed unreal to him.
Do You Have Any Specific Warm Up Routine: He always throws 14 warmup pitches before he goes out on the mound to pitch.
Best Pitch: 2 Seam Fastball and Curveball