SEPTEMBER 29 SCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS
Profile of Dolgeville Blue Devil Ashley Mettler.
Team: Dolgeville Blue Devils
Sport: Girls' Soccer
Position: Right Wing
Year in school: Senior
Sport to play: Can’t choose between soccer and volleyball
Sport to watch: Volleyball
Athlete: Kerri Walsh
Team: USA women’s soccer team
Subject in school: Math
Movie: She’s the Man
TV show: Make It Or Break It
Actor: Matthew McConaughey
Song: ‘Drunk On You’
Musician: Luke Bryan
Food: Ice Cream
Explain what you enjoy most about your sport and athletics.
What I love most about sports is the challenge. I love to try and get better every day and be very competitive. I also really enjoy being a part of a team and making so many great friends.
What is your most memorable athletic moment?
I think that my most memorable athletic moment would be when we beat West Canada Valley (in soccer) when I was a sophomore.
Tell us about someone who inspires you in sports and why.
Someone who has inspired me the most over the years through my athletics would be my dad. He has always been to every game or track meet to support me and cheer me on. He’s one of the first people I look for before I start playing and he is always trying to make me a better athlete.
What are your greatest challenges balancing academics and sports?
One of the biggest challenges in balancing sports and athletics would have to be trying to get a huge project or long homework assignment done after playing a game. It’s hard to get some of it completed but I use my free time in school very wisely and always manage to finish my work.
What are your plans after graduating from high school?
I plan on going to school somewhere for radiology and I am hoping to play either soccer or volleyball at the college of my choice.
appeared in September 29, 2012 print edition of The Times