Bell stays focused for Tigers

Name: Alyssa Bell

School: Hollidaysburg

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Soccer

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


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