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Reese more than an athlete

Name: Olivia Reese

School: Glendale

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Volleyball

Athlete of the week achievement: Reese had 42 kills and 28 service points throughout the week as Glendale swept Saint Joseph’s, Bellwood-Antis and Claysburg-Kimmel.

Season update: The Lady Vikings are currently 14-2 heading into the final weeks of the regular season.

Coach Brenda Hewitt’s quote: “She’s definitely pushed to be the best she can be. She’s extremely coachable, and not only is she a great athlete, but she’s at the top of her class and she’s all-around a great person.”

Favorite teacher: Coach Kutz

Favorite subject: Chemistry

Favorite movie: “The Blind Side”

Favorite food: Chinese

Favorite song: “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins

Outside interests: Basketball, softball, hunting and fishing

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Best athlete I ever competed against: Bellwood-Antis graduate Alli Campbell

Most influential person on my athletic career: Terry Trude, club volleyball coach

Proudest athletic achievement: Hitting a walk-off grand slam against Clearfield

How I got my start in volleyball: Started in junior high

Future goal: To play collegiate volleyball

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