Athlete of the Week: Sydni Callahan, Valley View High School

Name: Sydni Callahan

School: Valley View

Sport: Soccer

Class: Senior

Age: 18

Claim to fame: Broke school records for career goals and assists

Bet you didn’t know: I was born at home

Toughest opponent /why: My mom, because she pushes me and thinks she’s better than me at everything.

Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Favorite movie: Across the Universe

Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds

Favorite musical artist/song: Yesterday by The Beatles

Favorite pro athlete /why: Alex Morgan — she’s gorgeous, fast, amazing at soccer

Favorite smell: Pumpkin spice

Favorite home-cooked meal: Chicken, mashed potatoes and corn

Game-day rituals: Subway, listening to music

Person who would play me in a movie/why: Jennifer Lawrence — she’s humorous and athletic

Words you live by: She believed she could so she did

Biggest influence/why: My parents — supported and helped me with soccer my whole life

I am most annoyed by: My siblings

I can’t live without: My family

Most embarrassing moment: Messing up the words to the National Anthem while singing at my soccer game

In 10 years I’ll be: Married with kids

Worst thing about soccer: Lots of running

Best thing about soccer: Winning

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Broccoli

Favorite junk food: Cheesy potatoes

Favorite subject in school: English

Love to trade places for a day with: Sydney Leroux

When I’m bored I like to: Nap

Worst habit: Biting my nails

On your bedroom walls? Beatles posters

Talent I’d most like to have: Dancing

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