Female Athlete of Week: Reffner a leader on, off court
Name: Sydney Reffner
School: Everett Area
Athlete of the week achievement: Reffner scored 44 points, grabbed 21 rebounds and had 16 assists combined in wins over Bedford, Chestnut Ridge and Southern Huntingdon.
Season update: Reffner averages 13.5 points, 3.7 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game for the 12-3 Lady Warriors.
Coach Keith Moyer’s quote: “She’s a natural leader in everything she does — on the basketball floor and in school. Her teammates really look up to her.”
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Kline
Favorite subject: Physics
Favorite movie: “Footloose”
Favorite food: Pierogies
Favorite artist: Beyonce
Outside interests: Softball, kayaking, riding bikes
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Favorite college team: North Carolina
Pro athlete most admired: Sierra Romero
Best athlete I ever competed against: Bellwood-Antis’ Alli Campbell
Most influential person on my athletic career: Parents (Corey and Mia) and coaches
Proudest athletic achievement: Making first-team all-state and winning the USSSA World Series championship in softball and winning the ICC title in basketball last year.
How I got my start in basketball: “I started in third or fourth grade, and from there I played AAU and for the Everett school team.”
Future goal: Excel at playing softball at the collegiate level (at Shippensburg), and get a marketing degree and good job