D9Sports.com and EYT Media are doing a series of player profiles on returning high-school athletes this summer. The year in school listed by the athlete is the year the athlete is entering this fall.
ALLISON SHERMAN – SENIOR – A-C VALLEY
Daughter of: Dave & Lori Sherman (Dad coaches basketball and track & field at A-C Valley)
Sports Played: Golf, Basketball, Track & Field
2016-17 Highlights: Allison finished fourth in District 9 golf carding a 99 at the championships just missing the PIAA meet by a stroke. In basketball, she played in 19 games scoring 26 points including a season-high six points vs. Forest Area while helping the Lady Falcons to a third-place finish in District 9 Class 1A and a PIAA playoff berth.
Post-High School Goals: She plans on going to college and majoring in biology. After that, she wants to go to grad school and eventually become a veterinarian. She has thought about possibly golfing in college.
Q&A With Allison Sherman
D9Sports: What is your favorite sport to participate in?
AS: My favorite sport I participate in is golf. I grew up on the golf course and I have many family members who are avid golfers, so it has always been an important part of my life.
D9: What is your favorite memory, moment, game from playing high school sports?
AS: Playing at Clarion University for basketball in the playoffs was something I’ll always remember. It was a great experience to have with my teammates and I hope to do it again this coming season.
D9: Why do you play high school sports?
AS: I play high school sports because it helps me take my mind off my busy schedule at school. Sports have also allowed me to bond with my friends and teammates as well as people from other schools.
D9: Is there a high school player on your team or another team that you enjoy watching play? If so, why?
AS: My favorite athlete to watch is Zach Austin during the 1600m run in track. He puts in work year round in order to better himself for that race and I really admire his work ethic. His hard work paid off this season, and I look forward to seeing him improve even more next year.
D9: When not playing sports I would rather (pick one) – Go to work, play video games, shop, hang out with friends, play pickup sports, go the movies
AS: When not playing sports I would rather shop and hang out with my friends.
D9: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
AS: I’ve always wanted to go to Greece. I think it seems like a beautiful country.
D9: Who has had the most influence on you as a person?
AS: My parents have influenced me the most. No matter what life throws at us, they’ve always been there to support me in everything I do and do whatever they can to help me be successful. I’m also lucky enough to have my dad as my coach in both basketball and track, so we have always been able to bond through sports.
D9: What do you like most about growing up in your hometown?
AS: What I like most about my hometown is how tight-knit the community is and how everyone looks out for one another.
D9: What do you wish you could change about growing up in your hometown?
AS: If I could do one thing to change my hometown, I would encourage more people to get involved in school and community activities.
D9: What question do you wish I would have asked you? And what is the answer to it?
AS: I wish you would have asked what activities I’m involved in that aren’t sports related. I’m involved in ACV’s musicals and choir. I’m also Student Council president and a member of NHS and Spanish Club.
D9: Do you or have you had any siblings or other immediate relatives who have played high school sports?
AS: My sister, Mia, is going to be a freshman this year and is involved in volleyball, basketball, and track. My dad also played football, basketball, and track at ACV.