Athlete of the Week: Reilly Ronan


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Reilly Ronan in the home game against Bald Eagle Area

Name: Reilly Ronan

Sport: Basketball

Grade: 12


Ronan is one of the main captains for her senior year. She also started in a state playoff game during her senior year. A tough task, Ronan also guarded Bellwood’s Alli Campbell.

Coach Luke Rhoades’s quote:

“Reilly works really hard each time she sets foot on the court.  She has been a valuable part of our success, especially when assigned guarding the other team’s top player.”

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

Reilly Ronan: “I played at the Rec Center until third grade and took years off until junior high”

EE: What other sports do you play?

RR: “N/A”

EE: Favorite sports team?

RR: “Penn State Football and Notre Dame Women’s Basketball”

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

RR: “Tim Tebow”

EE: Favorite Food?

RR: “Chicken tenders and fries”

EE: What is your favorite part of the sport you play?

RR: “Being able to play against some of the best teams and players in the state”

EE: What is your greatest memory from this sport?

RR: “Being able to play in the District 6 final game during my sophomore year”

EE: What is your greatest motivation to succeed?

RR: “Having the will to win and hating to lose”

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

RR: “Always play with heart and passion and everything will work itself out”

EE: What are your future goals?

RR: “Attend Penn State and major in Elementary Education”