Athlete of the Week: Allie Festa
MAJOR: Elementary Education
HOMETOWN: Centereach, New York
How Did You First Start Playing Soccer?
I first started playing soccer because of my parents; they let me try and play any sport I wanted when I was younger and soccer just stuck with me. I loved the sport and the game.
Outside Of Soccer What Do You Like To Do?
Outside of soccer I like to workout, be around my friends and family and just the little things in life. I like to hike, be outside, ski and enjoy being on the beach! I am enjoying life one day at a time and enjoying every second of it.
Who Are Your Biggest Role Models?
My biggest role models are my parents. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without their constant love and support. They have pushed me to do my best and I can’t thank them enough for everything. They are truly the best and the rock to my foundation of life.
Are You A Fan Of Any Teams?
I am a fan of many sports teams and don’t necessarily have a favorite sport or team. However, I do love the women’s national soccer team and find them very inspiring and truly amazing.
Do You Have Any Superstitions?
I listen to music before every game. However, there are two songs I have to listen to before I step on the field, Wake Me Up by Avicii and Rather Be by Clean Bandit. Those two songs are my jam!
What’s your Favorite Sports Memory?
My favorite sports memory is from this year, when we won our senior game against Fredonia. Sloane Lipshie scored two goals to take the win and it was just a great way to end the season. It was such a bittersweet moment and I can’t thank my coach and my team enough for such a wonderful time!