Freshman Campbell making big impact

Mirror Athlete of the Week

Name: Alli Campbell

School: Bellwood-Antis

Age: 15

Grade: Freshman

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Campbell delivered 25 points, six rebounds and four assists in a PIAA Class 2A second-round win over Chartiers-Houston and collected 21 points, five rebounds and four assists in a quarterfinal victory over Our Lady of Sacred Heart.

Season update: Campbell is averaging 17.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 3.3 steals per game for the 25-4 Lady Blue Devils, who play Bishop McCort in tonight’s PIAA Class 2A semifinal game.

Coach Jim Swaney’s quote: “Alli is a joy to coach and certainly one of the most talented players I have ever been around. What sets her apart from some others is her work ethic. She works at her game 24/7 and is a kid who is very coachable and wants to learn. I think when her high school career is over she will be looked upon as one of the best to ever play at Bellwood and Blair County.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Stinson

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Polar Express”

Favorite food: Buffalo chicken sandwich and my mom’s chicken pot pie

Favorite song: “Rolex” by Ayo & Teo

Outside interests: Hanging out with friends, track and field

Favorite pro team: Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Cavaliers

Favorite college team: No preference

Pro athlete most admired: LeBron James

Best athlete I ever competed against: Juniata Valley’s Halee Smith

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents (Travis and Erin) and all of my coaches

Proudest athletic achievement: Making it to the PIAA Class 2A state semifinals and winning an AAU national championship with the Central Pa. Dynamite

How I got my start in basketball: Playing in the first and second grade Northern Blair Rec League

Future goal: Winning a state championship and playing Division I basketball