Athlete of The Week: Sarah Hoover


Ellie Oakes

Sarah Hoover

By Eric Sims

Name: Sarah Hoover

Sport: Swimming

Grade: 12

Accomplishments: 4-year letter winner, 4-year district qualifier, Qualified for the 200 IM and the 100 Breaststroke,  Undefeated in the 100 breaststroke.

Coach Tom Getz’s Quote:

“Sarah is an extremely hard worker and is one of the most dedicated swimmers I have ever coached.  Her and Maddy battle every practice and push each other to be the best they can be.  I expect that she will have another successful district meet and should be in a good situation to place high.”

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

Sarah Hoover: My sister was on the team before me and so I decided to try it out too.

EE: Favorite professional sports team?

SH: Pittsburgh Penguins

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

SH: Michael Phelps

EE: Who is your hero? Why?

SH: My family because they are always supportive of me and push me to be a better person.

EE: Favorite band /musician?


EE: Favorite movie/show?

SH: Captain American

EE: Favorite food?

SH: Strombolis.

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

SH: Never give up on yourself. Put in the time and you will be rewarded.

EE: What are your future goals?

SH: To break the 200 IM record