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Wausau East High female athlete: Allyson Salzer

May 10, 2013
 
Allyson Salzer
Allyson Salzer
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Allyson Salzer

Parents:

Mark and Jodi Salzer

Athletic achievements:

Freshman letters, honors: Basketball, soccer.

Letters as Sophomore: Basketball, soccer.

Junior letters, honors: Basketball, soccer.

Senior letters, honors: Basketball, soccer.

Academic honors:

Highest Honors for 7 semesters; National Honor Society; WIAA State Scholar Athlete Nomination.

Volunteer work:

Volunteer for St. Michael Parish Lenten Fish Fry; Bull Falls Brewery Honor Flight Run Volunteer; Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Volunteer.

College plans:

UW-Eau Claire; Majoring in Chemisty; Possibly going into Pharmacy or Pharmacology.

Favorite sports memory:

Playing in the sectional final for soccer my freshman year. It was at Wausau West, and close to home, with a pretty big turnout of fans. We played River Falls and it was the one of the scariest moments in my high school career because of the pressure to win to go to state. As a freshman, I really had to step up and play well for the sake of the team. We played really well together and ended up pulling out a win for East. The excitement afterwards and anticipation to go to Milwaukee for state still stands out as a favorite high school sports memory.

Advice to an athlete:

My advice to a high school athlete is never be afraid to try a sport, even if you think you won't be good at it. I never expected to start as a freshman for a state-bound team but the experience was amazing. Anyone can accomplish great things if the passion is there and the fear of failure is overcome, and that is the great thing about athletics.

Your inspiration:

My inspiration during my high school sports career is definitely my dad. We always played in the backyard, first as a young kid just to have fun and then to practice for competition. He has always supported me in the most positive way and has been the best possible role model for me. Some days I feel like I have followed in his foot-steps because he played the same sports I do, but instead of trying to live through me, my dad only wants me to succeed on my own. After games we sit and talk about what happened, from the good to the bad, and being able to look at the game in this way has helped shape my perspective. His unwavering support for all of my athletic endeavors has been an inspiration during my athletic career.

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

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Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
15%
575 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
23%
856 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
27%
1017 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
34%
1271 votes

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