Lady Tiger stars off, on court

Name: Claire Sauerland

School: Hollidaysburg Area

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Volleyball

Athlete of the week achievement: Sauerland helped lead Hollidaysburg to the Bellwood-Antis Invitational title by recording 32 kills, 32 service points and 23 digs. The Lady Tigers went unbeaten in the tourney. She also had eight kills, nine service points and 13 digs in a victory over Huntingdon earlier in the week.

Season update: Sauerland has 127 kills, 118 digs and 26 aces for the 5-1 Lady Tigers.

Coach Jamie McGreal’s quote: “Claire has not only been instrumental with producing on the court but showing great leadership as a senior. She has been a big contributor this week with a win against Huntingdon and not losing a single match in the Bellwood Invitational on Saturday.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Watt and Mr. McCloskey

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Southpaw”

Favorite food: Meatball sub

Favorite song: “Sure Thing” by Miguel

Outside interests: Art, swimming

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Penguins

Favorite college team: Pitt

Pro athlete most admired: April Ross

Best athlete I ever competed against: Penn Cambria’s Makalyn Clapper

Most influential person on my athletic career: Sen Thach and my family

Proudest athletic achievement: “Having the opportunity to play with my best friends and being a part of PA Coaches Association All-District First Team.”

How I got my start in volleyball: Sen Thach’s volleyball clinic

Future goal: Go to college and live with purpose