Negley makes one matter

Name: Ashley Negley

School: Central

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Soccer

Athlete of the week achievement: Negley scored the game-winning goal, the only one of the game, with 2:51 remaining to lift Central over Ligonier Valley in the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals.

Season update: Negley has 29 goals and 10 assists for the 17-2-1 Lady Dragons.

Coach Brian Campbell’s quote: “When Olivia (Smith) went out with an injury, we looked toward Ashley to step up and fill the role. It took her two games to be comfortable with being the main attraction, so to speak, but once she got comfortable, she really took off. She’s just a great, hard-working kid.”

Favorite teacher: Miss Griffin, Mrs. Leidy

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “The Last Song”

Favorite food: Tacos

Favorite song: “The Way Life Goes” by Lil Uzi Vert

Outside interests: Snowboarding, riding horses, softball, basketball, spending time with family and friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Mia Hamm

Best athlete I ever competed against: Somerset’s Lexy Pucci

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

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning districts in soccer my freshman year

How I got my start in soccer: AYSO and a travel team started by coaches Rob Mock and Randy Trexler

Future goal: Go on to college, get married and have a family