Gualdoni part of Tigers’ success

Name: Rachel Gualdoni

School: Hollidaysburg

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Volleyball

Athlete of the week achievement: Gualdoni helped Hollidaysburg in wins over Central Cambria and Huntingdon and also helped the Lady Tigers win the Gold Bracket of the Saint Francis University High School Tournament. She finished the week with 52 kills, 36 service points, 62 digs and eight blocks.

Season update: Gualdoni has accumulated 75 kills, 70 service points, 86 digs and 12 blocks so far this season.

Coach Marla Wyland’s quote: “Rachel is a nice all-around player. She has a strong serve and a great swing in the front and back row. She continues to improve her blocking. She is a nice asset to the success of the team.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Heinlein

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “The Fault in Our Stars”

Favorite food: Mac and cheese

Favorite song: “Losin Control” by Russ

Outside interests: Hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Kerri Walsh Jennings

Best athlete I ever competed with: Ali Wyland

Best athlete I ever competed against: State College’s Kyla Irwin

Most influential person on my athletic career: Mike Kraft

Proudest athletic achievement: Making the all-district team last year

How I got my start in volleyball: “It was in seventh grade. I used to live in Virginia Beach and played at my school there.”

Future goal: Attend and graduate college