Name: Mikayla Dongell
Athlete of the week achievement: Dongell scored both goals in Hollidaysburg's 2-0 win over Indiana in the championship game of the Indiana Tournament. She also had an assist in the Lady Tigers' 2-0 win over Plum in the first round.
Season update: Dongell has two goals and an assist, and the Lady Tigers are 2-0.
Coach Dave Soellner's quote: "She really stepped up this year, this being her senior year. She is one of my captains and has really been working hard all preseason. For her to step up and contribute like she did, I think it's going to be a great season for her."
Favorite teacher: Miss Heinlein
Favorite subject: Biology
Favorite movie: "21 Jump Street"
Favorite food: Pasta
Favorite song: "Home" by Phillip Phillips
Outside interests: Hanging out with my friends.
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Alex Morgan
Best athlete I ever played with: Mackenzie Walter
Best athlete I ever competed against: Frannie Crouse from Greensburg Central Catholic
Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, Michael and Tammy Dongell
Proudest athletic achievement: Beating the boys 400 relay team in junior high in a race.
How I got my start in soccer: Allison Stubbs encouraged me to play AYSO in first grade.
Future goal: To win districts this year.