Name: Bailey Sinai
Athlete of the week achievement: Sinai helped lead Altoona to a second-place finish at the Clarion Invitational on Saturday. On Wednesday, Sinai had nine kills and eight service points to lead Altoona over Hollidaysburg, 3-0. Thursday, she had 11 kills as the Lady Spikers defeated Punxsutawney, 3-0. For the week, Sinai accumulated 63 kills, 57 digs, 38 service points, 11 aces, eight blocks and six assists.
Season update: Altoona is 17-2.
Coach Karan Price's quote: "She is an outstanding volleyball player who has worked extremely hard to establish herself as one of the best hitters in the state. In addition to her hitting, she is also one of the best passers and defensive players on our team; Bailey is coachable, a true competitor and we look to her for experience and leadership."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Wharton
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "The Hangover''
Favorite food: Chinese
Favorite song: "Highway 20 Ride" by Zac Brown Band
Outside interests: Softball, dental hygiene
Favorite professional team: Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Jennie Finch
Best athlete I ever played with: Altoona's Steph Dodson
Best athlete I ever competed against: Northern Cambria grad Janae Dunchack
Most influential person on my athletic career: Coach Price
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning districts last year
How I got my start in volleyball: I was asked by a friend to try it and have played ever since
Future goal: To become a dental hygienist