Reed playing at high level

Athlete of the Week

Name: Sydney Reed

School: Juniata Valley

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

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.

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