D9Sports.com/EYT Media is 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.
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SARAH CHAMBERS – JUNIOR – COUDERSPORT
Daughter of: Mark and Jennifer Chambers (Her dad is a boys’ varsity basketball & baseball assistant coach at Coudy)
Sports Played: Soccer, basketball, track and field
Family Members Playing/Played Sports: All three of her older siblings (Michael, Annie, & Owen) graduated from Coudersport High School & were three-sport athletes (Owen is the all-time leading scorer in D9 boys’ basketball history and will be a freshman on the Mercyhurst hoops team this coming season). Her little sister (Emma) is going to be a freshman & she is also going to be a three-sport athlete.
2018-19 Highlights: She was second on the team in scoring in basketball averaging 12.4 ppg including a career-high 35 points vs. Northern Potter and was named an NTL All-Star … In track and field, she finished sixth in the Class 2A triple jump and 12th in the long jump.
Post-High School Plans: She plans on attending a four-year college or university and plans on playing basketball.
Q&A With Sarah Chambers
D9Sports: What is your favorite sport to participate in and why?
SC: My favorite sport to participate in is basketball. I love basketball because it can so easily take your mind off anything and it is a stress reliever to me. I also love it because of the bonds and friendships it makes.
D9Sports: What is your favorite memory, moment, game from playing high school sports?
SC: My favorite moment was when my older brother had a game-winning shot in the PIAA playoffs. I loved it because it was so exciting and I was able to stand right behind him & tell as soon as he shot it that it was going to go in.
D9Sports: Why do you play high school sports?
SC: I play high school sports because sports are something that I am extremely passionate about.
D9Sports: Who has had the most influence on your athletic career and why?
SC: My family as a whole have had the biggest impact on my career. My siblings have always been able to push me to be the best athlete I can be & my parents are always there to get me anywhere that I need to be, rebound for me, & help me practice to become the best athlete I can be.
D9Sports: If you could change one thing about high school sports, what would it be and why?
SC: If I could change one thing about high school sports it would be to have separate playoffs for private schools and public schools. I think it would help to have a more level playing field.
D9Sports: If you could be president for a day, what would be the one major thing you would do?
SC: If I were president for one day, I would make sure everyone in the world has a Wendy’s junior bacon cheeseburger.
D9Sports: What is your ideal place to live? County, City, Suburb? Why?
SC: My ideal place to live would be in the country because I like to have my own space and the city would be to overwhelming for me.
D9Sports: What would someone who doesn’t know you be surprised to find out about you?
SC: Someone who doesn’t know me might be surprised to know that I’ve been skiing since I was three years old. I used to travel and ski race.
D9Sports: What is your strongest subject in school?
SC: My strongest subject in school is math.
D9Sports: If there was one period in history or one event in history you could go back to, what would it be?
SC: If I could go back to one time in history, I would go back to when Eliot Ness lived in Coudersport.
D9Sports: What question do you wish I would have asked you? And what is the answer to it?
SC: The question I wish you would’ve asked me is what am I most excited about for this upcoming sports seasons. The answer would be the fact I will get the chance to play basketball with my little sister, Emma. She is going to be a freshman, and I am excited to see what her freshman season holds for her.