Thomas has big soccer dreams

Name: Amber Thomas

School: Bedford

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Sport: Soccer

Athlete of the week achievement: Thomas scored four goals, including three unassisted, in an 11-1 win over Bishop Carroll and scored four goals and assisted on five others in a 12-2 victory over Penn Cambria.

Season update: Thomas has eight goals and five assists for the 2-0 Lady Bisons.

Coach Jeff Thomas’ quote: “She’s been working hard in the offseason — like all of the players — on her speed and agility. She’s always been unselfish. She’s not afraid to give the ball up because the end result is she’ll get it back.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Williams

Favorite subject: Phys. ed.

Favorite movie: “Never Back Down”

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite music: Anything

Outside interests: Playing basketball

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Alex Morgan

Best athlete I ever competed against: Boiling Springs’ Maddie Hughes

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad (Jeff)

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 5-6 Class 2A championship last season

How I got my start in soccer: “My brothers (Cory and Garrett) played, so did my dad when he was younger, and I wanted to be like my brothers.”

Future goal: “Leaving the greatest mark on the (Bedford) soccer team that I can.”

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