Reed playing at high level
Athlete of the Week
Name: Sydney Reed
School: Juniata Valley
Athlete of the week achievement: Reed scored a game-high 17 points for Juniata Valley in its victory over Berlin Brothersvalley and then scored 13 points for the Lady Hornets in their PIAA quarterfinal win over Farrell.
Season update: Reed scored her 1,000th point this season. She’s averaging 14 points and three assists per game.
Coach Rachelle Hopsicker’s quote: “Right now, Syd is playing at her highest level. She’s playing her best basketball, which is key to a lot of our success.”
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Beach
Favorite subject: Organic chemistry
Favorite movie: “Bad Moms”
Favorite food: Ice cream
Favorite song: “Havana” by Camila Cabello
Outside interests: Hanging out with friends
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: West Virginia
Pro athlete most admired: Stephen Curry
Best athlete I ever competed against: Altoona’s Caranda Perea
Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad (Mike) and my grandfather (Victor)
Proudest athletic achievement: “Winning the District 6 championship this year and advancing to the state championship last year.”
How I got my start in basketball: “My dad had me start playing in third grade, and he coached me up all the way through.”
Future goal: To attend Mansfield University and play basketball. I hope to major in biology and go to dental school.