Athlete of the Week: Kiersten Friday


Lucia Isenberg

Kiersten Friday

Name: Kiersten Friday 

Sport: Swimming 

Grade: Senior 

Accomplishments: Four-year district qualifier; qualified in the 50 free and the 100 free this year. Top 3 in total points earned for 2023.

Coach Tom Getz quote:

“Kiersten is hands down the hardest worker on the team.  She has been one of our foundations for her 4 years on the team and leads by example every day at practice and meets.”

Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved in this sport? 

KF: I really liked to go swimming during the summer and people kept telling me to join the swim team so I did.

EE: What other sport(s) or other activities are you involved in?

KF: HOSA, YAN, and Ski Club 

EE: Favorite college or pro sports team?

KF: Pittsburgh Steelers 

EE: Favorite college or pro athlete?

KF: T.J. Watt

EE: Who do you admire the most and why?

KF: I admire my Aunt Sami because she inspires me to follow my dreams and to get out of my comfort zone.

EE: Favorite band/musician?

KF: Luke Combs 

EE: Favorite Food

KF: Pizza and Ice Cream

EE: Favorite Movie

KF: Top Gun Maverick 

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

KF: Just have fun.

EE: What are your future goals past High School?

KF: I want to go to college and become a travel nurse, and I eventually want to travel the world and see as much as I can.