Name: Alyssa Smith
School: Northern Bedford
Athlete of the week achievement: Smith scored 13 points in a victory over Fannett-Metal and followed that performance by scoring 17 in a win over Everett.
Season update: Smith is averaging 10.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game
Coach Todd Eckenroad's quote: "Alyssa is a strong kid. She is very fundamentally sound. She is probably one of our top defenders as well. She stepped up very nicely for us when we had her against one of the top defenders from Everett. She has become a leader on the floor."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Barton
Favorite subject: Anatomy
Favorite movie: "A Walk to Remember"
Favorite food: Chicken quesadillas
Favorite song: No preference
Outside interests: Track, soccer, music
Favorite professional team: No preference
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Allison Felix
Best athlete I ever played with: Maria Snyder
Best athlete I ever competed against: Bishop Guilfoyle's Halee Adams
Most influential person on my athletic career: My coach, Todd Eckenroad
Proudest athletic achievement: Making it to the District 5 championship last year
How I got my start in basketball: "When I was in second or third grade at the YMCA in a basketball league."
Future goal: To graduate college with good grades