Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week - Izzy Bonacorsi

Dec 19, 2013 8:08 PM

This week's Subway Scholar Athlete has been making a pretty big impact on the court for the Pleasant Valley girls basketball team, but it's the impact she's making off the hardwood that gives reason to believe her future will be extremely bright.

In school and sports Pleasant Valley High School's Izzy Bonacorsi sets an example for others to follow.

"Just work your hardest and do the best for yourself because what matters most is your schooling and what you do as a person and an athlete," said Bonacorsi.

Bonacorsi carries a 3.67 GPA while balancing AP courses and a busy schedule.

"I'm really into books, I'm kind've a little book nerd. I push myself to do the best I can. I like seeing how I can personally from all the hard work I do," said Bonacorsi.

While she is an obvious leader in the classroom, this senior is also advanced on the basketball court, having played since the first grade.

This season, she's pumping in baskets for a 4-2 Vikings squad that's eyeing a deep playoff run.

"I think all of us want it and we're going to get after it. We're not just teammates, we're a family, we all love each other and we all laugh and we'll support each other through everything," said Bonacorsi.

Basketball is just the tip of the iceberg. Bonacorsi also dedicates her time to a special organization called National Charity League.

"All of us girls get together and have meetings and then go out and help other people. Sometimes we go to the Jesus Center and help out or make Christmas bags and get toys for the needy," said Bonacorsi.

With that kind of caring attitude it's safe to say the future looks bright for this natural born leader.

Izzy Bonacorsi is our Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week.


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