Lindsey Rinker is just beginning her high school basketball career at Moorefield High School, but she has already left an indelible mark both on the game for the Lady Jackets as well as in her Hardy County community. Despite standing just 5 feet 3 inches tall, her mother Amy Kile says Lindsey always gives all-out effort and is a monster on the hardwood.
As Lindsey went through her freshman campaign for Moorefield leading the team in scoring at over 17 points per game while also pulling down 7 rebounds per contest, she was not content with her own individual success. Her mother says Lindsey is able to balance using her intense desire to be great and thrive as a means to push her fellow players to improve with remaining a good and unselfish teammate.
Amy Kile says a big part of her daughter’s ability and desire to push her teammates comes from being constantly reminded about the importance of every player being able to work together on the court and the old adage that “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”
But its not just her own teammates that Lindsey tries to help become better players. She has recently started helping out her former middle school coach with his team and her mother says she believes it is a source of pride for her daughter. The Lady Jacket’s passion for helping others extends beyond the basketball court as well. Lindsey has volunteered to help bring food to the needy in her community and as Amy Kile says, getting involved in school volunteer projects has brought out her daughter’s inner altruism.
In the classroom Lindsey maintains a 4.0 GPA and she is also a standout volleyball player for Moorefield. With goals to one day play at the collegiate level, possibly for her home state West Virginia Mountaineers, Lindsey Rinker is focused in on continuing to improve her game. But off the court, she is already helping improve lives.