Riverheads senior Kelsie Floyd is a leader. "Since I was little, my dad's always taught me to lead, and not follow. That's really carried me through pretty much my entire life," says Kelsie Floyd.
"She leads by example. She'll work hard and everyone else has to work to keep up," says Kelsie's Biology Teacher Gene Wassick.
It's true on the field, and in the classroom. Kelsie has a 4.0 GPA, she's a member of the National Honor Society, and she's ranked eighth in her class.
"I don't think she has to work had for good grades, but she works hard because she wants good grades. She's inately smart, it's just a matter of wanting to be better, to be better than the average student," says Gene Wassick.
"I love to get out there on the court, and in the classroom, and have others watch me, see what I do, and kind of be inspired and follow me in that way," says Kelsie"
"She sets herself out from the ordinary athlete with the things that she does. Whether it's scoring, smashes, kills, all that stuff. That's what distinguishes her. She has the ability to do a lot of things other players on the floor can't do," says Kelsie's Basketball Coach Tim Morris.
Kelsie's been All-state in track for the 300m hurdles, She's been a four year starter in basketball, and she was the 2010 Region B Volleyball MVP.
"Night in, night out you know what you're getting. You know she's committed, she follows through, everything she wants to do, she sets goals for herself, but she does it in a team way," says Tim Morris.
And she's set another goal for herself, whenever her playing days are through. "Sports Medicine is definitely the way to go. When I actually stop playing sports, I'm not going to forget it completely, I've got to go on with it somehow," says Kelsie.