Name: Josh Allender
Athlete of the week achievement: Allender won the District 6 Class AAA singles tennis title.
Season update: Allender has only lost two matches this season and will compete in the state singles tournament in Hershey on May 28-29.
Coach Eric Hovan's quote: "Winning the District 6 singles title was a great way for Josh to cap off his senior year. He's a great athlete and an outstanding competitor, and those two components led him to the title. He's a nice kid and a great leader for our team.''
Favorite teacher: Mr. Falger
Favorite subject: No preference
Favorite movie: "Lord of the Rings'' trilogy
Favorite food: Chinese
Favorite music: Dave Matthews Band
Outside interests: Playing soccer and hanging out with friends
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Roger Federer
Best athlete I ever played with: Steve Weiss
Best athlete I ever competed against: State College's Chris Borden
Most influential person on my athletic career: Coach Eric Hovan
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 Class AAA soccer championship my sophomore year
How I got my start in tennis: "I went to clinics at Mansion Park in the summer when I was younger.''
Future goal: To be a nurse anesthetist