Athlete of the Week: Elizabeth Anderson, Centerville High School

Name: Elizabeth Anderson

School: Centerville

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sport: Soccer

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Claim to fame/honors: Named first-team All-Greater Western Ohio Conference; Scholar Athlete; three-year varsity player

Bet you didn’t know … I’m obsessed with frozen yogurt and salad

Words you live by: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. — Philippians 4:13

Toughest opponent: Loveland

Biggest influence: My sister, Emma; because ever since we were little I looked up to her as a role model and now that we’re older and more grown up I look to her for advice and guidance on just about anything.

Match-day rituals: I wear the same gray sports bra inside out and say a prayer before stepping on the field

What’s on your bedroom walls? Paintings and motivational quotes

When I’m bored I like to … Bake or paint

Favorite movie: The Lucky One

Person who would play you in a movie: Scarlett Johansson

Favorite TV show: Riverdale

Favorite musical artist: Macklemore

I can’t live without: My family

I can live without: Homework and blisters

Event you’d like to attend: The World Cup

Favorite book: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Favorite home-cooked meal: Shepherd’s Pie

Favorite restaurant: Kona Grill

Favorite smell: Freshly baked cookies

Favorite cereal: Cheerios

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Target

Vegetable you won’t eat: Sugar snap peas

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Ellen DeGeneres

Whose mind would you like to read? My dog, Cody, a Maltipoo (Maltese and poodle mix)

Place where you’d love to travel? Paris

Talent you’d like to have? Singing

Favorite school subject: Marketing

Favorite athlete: Alex Morgan

Favorite team: US Women’s National Team

Favorite Olympic sport: Ice skating

Something in the world I’d like to change: The amount of homelessness and hunger

Favorite sports moment: Scoring a hat trick in our first game this year against Anderson

Favorite junk food: Oreos

Best thing about soccer: Being a part of a team

In 10 years, I hope to be … running a non-profit organization

Nominate an Athlete of the Week: Send an email to freelance writer Dave Lamb at Please include the athlete’s name, school, sport and a phone number or email address where we can reach that athlete. Please include Athlete of the Week in the subject line.

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