Spotlight – Female athlete of the month

Grace Reed


What is your favorite part of playing sports at GNA?

My favorite part about playing sports at GNA is the family aspect it brings no matter what happens. We win as a team and we lose as a team. I feel this is one of the most important things in sports, especially at GNA. 

Who has been the most influential to your success and why?

The most influential person in my life and my athletic success is definitely my mom. Ever since I was born, she has had me around sports. Especially field hockey. She has always pushed me to be the best athlete that I could be, and that is why I am the athlete I am today.

Why do you think athletics is an important part of high school?

I feel that sports are an important part of high school because, for me, that is where I have met some of my closest friends. Also, athletics provides a getaway from the stress of school and it gives kids something to look forward to after school hours.

At what age did you start playing sports?

I have been playing sports for as long as I can remember. I have been a dancer since I was 3 years old and at the age of 5, I began playing soccer. From then on, my life has always been around sports. There has never been a time when I didn’t have a practice, game, or tournament to go to. 

What sports do you play?

I play field hockey, basketball, and I run cross country, track and field, and I am also a dancer at the Joan Harris Conservatory for the Arts. 

What is your favorite sport?

My favorite sport is definitely field hockey. I literally grew up on a field with my mom being the head coach at Hanover Area. So this sport has just always been a major part of my life. 

Do you plan on playing sports in college?

Yes. This past year I have verbally committed to Saint Francis University to further my academic and athletic career to play Division 1 field hockey. 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years I see myself going into my senior year of playing field hockey at Saint Francis University while studying to be a physical therapist in SFU’s top-notch physical therapy doctoral program. I see myself being very successful in not only the colligate field hockey world but also the academic world too.