Bell stays focused for Tigers
Name: Alyssa Bell
Athlete of the week achievement: Bell scored twice and had an assist in Hollidaysburg’s 5-0 victory over Bellefonte in the District 6 Class 3A championship game.
Season update: Bell has 17 goals and three assists.
Coach Dave Soellner’s quote: “She’s playing very well. It’s been an up-and-down season with everything in the world, but she seems focused and brings a lot to the table for the team. She’s a great leader, and she doesn’t back down from anything.”
Favorite teacher: Mr. Longwell
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: “Moana”
Favorite food: Strawberries
Favorite song: “Forever After All” by Luke Combs
Outside interests: Basketball, FBLA, National Honor Society
Favorite professional team: U.S. National women’s 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 athletic career: My parents, Joy and Brian Bell
Proudest athletic achievement: Helping Hollidaysburg win its fifth consecutive District 6 title.
How I got my start in soccer: “My parents signed me up when I was 4. I fell in love and have been playing ever since.”
Future goal: Attend college, play soccer and study biomedical engineering