Tigers love Bell’s versatility

Name: Alyssa Bell

School: Hollidaysburg Area

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Sport: Soccer

Athlete of the week achievement: Bell had a goal and two assists in a 5-3 District 6 Class 3A championship win over Bellefonte and scored two goals in a 4-3 win over Bradford in the District 6-9 subregional game.

Season update: Bell has 19 goals and 12 assists for the Lady Tigers, who play West Allegheny today in the PIAA playoffs.

Coach Dave Soellner’s quote: “Alyssa brings a lot to the table for this team. She is starting to realize what she can do and her best is still to come and every coach would love to have a player like her. She is very coachable.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Tinker

Favorite subject: Math (algebra)

Favorite movie: “Moana”

Favorite food: Strawberries

Favorite song: “Spoil My Night” by Post Malone

Outside interests: Basketball, club soccer (Kiski Fire), FBLA, hanging out with my friends

Favorite professional team: US Women’s National Soccer Team

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Abby Wambach

Best athlete I ever competed against: Altoona’s Darrian Berkheimer

Most influential person on my career: My parents

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning District 6 titles in soccer (three) and basketball (two)

How I got my start in soccer: “My parents signed me up for U5 soccer at 4 years old, and I’ve been playing ever since.”

Future goal: Play soccer in college and major in biomedical engineering