Name: Sam Elkin
School: Central Cambria
Athlete of the week achievement: Elkin had 10 service points, 13 kills, and 9 kills in a win over Hollidaysburg. She had 17 service points, and 11 assists in a win over Bishop McCort.
Season update: Has 27 service points and 24 assists.
Coach Tracey Elkin's quote: "Sam is a dedicated athlete who steps onto the court with high-energy and an insanely competitive style of play. She worked hard at playing aggressive yet strategically smart volleyball. I'm very proud of the way she led her team, and maintained a balance of challenging her opponents and creating optimal opportunities for her teammates."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Reynolds &?Mr. Nick
Favorite subject: Gym
Favorite movie: "The Dark Knight"
Favorite song: "Cat Daddy" by The Rej3ctz
Outside interests: Art, track & field, trying new foods, and meeting new people.
Favorite pro team: Steelers
Favorite collegiate team: PSU women's volleyball
Pro athlete most admired: Destine Hooker
Best athlete I ever played with: Kurstin Whorl & Nikki Zeisman
Best athlete I ever competed against: Annie Dombrowski & Jess Delic
Most influential person in my athletic career: My mom, Coach Elkin
Proudest athletic achievement: Going to AAU Nationals
How I got my start in volleyball: "I?tried out for the middle school team in seventh grade. It seemed like a fun sport, and my mom has coached it for over 20 years."
Future plans: Playing volleyball at a four-year college and major in graphic design or marketing.
I then plan to become an advertising manager, and then hopefully a coach later on down the road.