Johnston gets involved on offense

Name: Corey Johnston

School: Bellwood-Antis student; Tyrone Area athlete

Age: 15

Grade: Sophomore

Sport: Soccer

Athlete of the week achievement: Johnston played a part in all four scores with two goals and two assists in Tyrone’s 4-3 win over Philipsburg-Osceola, and also scored the game-winning goal in overtime and finished with three goals and one assist in a 5-4 victory over Central.

Season update: Johnston has five goals and three assists for the 2-0 Golden Eagles.

Coach Nick Miller’s quote: “He figured in most of the scoring this week. He’s a really solid player. In terms of his demeanor, he’s even-keeled, calm, the kind of guy you love to have on your roster. He’s very skilled and knows how to finish.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Lovrich

Favorite subject: World Cultures

Favorite movie: “The Benchwarmers”

Favorite food: My mom’s roast beef and noodles

Favorite song: “Start Over” by Flame

Outside interests: Hanging out with friends and going to school events

Favorite professional team: Real Madrid

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Cristiano Ronaldo

Best athlete I ever competed against: Hollidaysburg’s Conor Pielmeier

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad (Tim) and Penn State Altoona coach Mo Taylor

Proudest athletic achievement: “Scoring two goals in my freshman debut on varsity last season.”

How I got my start in soccer: “My dad used to play in school, and I always liked it, so I started playing AYSO soccer when I was 5.”

Future goal: To make it to the District 6 championship in soccer

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