Abby Cleaver: WHSV Student Athlete of the Week, Feb. 14

By: Daren Stoltzfus Email
By: Daren Stoltzfus Email

Abby Cleaver's energy is infectious. The Turner Ashby senior always has a smile, both in the game and in the classroom. Her motto is to give all she's got. That's what she does as a three-sport athlete.

Her coach says she's a natural born leader.

"She's a player I can always count on to step on the field and take the lead. She encourages our younger players as well. As soon as she steps on the field, it makes a difference for the whole team," said coach Heather Streiff.

"She does whatever she needs to do on and off the field to be a great teammate. She's just able to make everyone around her better. She's an overachiever. She goes out each and every night and does exactly what we need her to do," said Gina Troyer.

She's been all district in multiple sports. She's a standout in volleyball, basketball and soccer.

Where she works the hardest is in the classroom. She has a 4.1 GPA and is ranked sixth in her class.

"Just throughout my life, my parents have always told me, you know, do your best, good things will happen. My academics are giving me the pathway to go to college and be what I want to be," said Abby.

"She's always on topic, she's always asking questions. She's always ready to do anything you ask her to do. She always wants to get everything right," said her teacher Laura Pence.

As for the future, she's sticking with the books.

"I want to go to JMU, I've been accepted there and I'm planning to attend there. I don't want to play any sports, except maybe club or intramural. And I want to go in to Kinesiology so I can be a physical therapist because I've been through a lot of physical therapy for multiple injuries," said Abby.

Her success on the field, court and in the classroom is why Abby Cleaver is WHSV's Student Athlete of the Week.

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