Jan 8, 2015 9:44 PM by Ross Field
The latest Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week has racked up an impressive number of goals on the soccer field. Action News Now's Ross Field filed the following report.
Pleasant Valley's Madi Alloway has learned by example. Her parents did not have to tell her that school was important.
"School was always important, your education needs to come before anything you do," said Alloway.
She carries a 3.3 GPA, and plans to become a special ed teacher. Alloway wants to help those who are less fortunate than her.
"They (special needs students} are not like everyone else and it's so sad when people don't understand that. It's not their fault, I'm sure they wouldn't have chose to have those issues, so you just need to help them make their lives the best that it can be," said Alloway.
One of Madi's other passions is soccer.
"I wouldn't trade the game for anything," said Alloway.
She first started playing at the age of five and knew from the moment she scored her first goal that soccer was going to be a big part of her life.
"In my first game I scored a goal, I felt like I wanted to do this again, I wanted to score more, I wanted to play more, and the love for the game just kind of grew and grew and grew to where it is today," said Alloway.
Where it is today is remarkable. As a freshman Alloway pumped in 35 goals, good for 13th in the state and 33rd in the country for prep teams that play in the winter. This year it's more of the same as Alloway has a team-leading 10 goals through nine games. But more importantly, PV is off to a solid 6-0-3 start to the season.
"Our team goal is to win sections, and we also want to beat Chico," said Alloway
So, for working hard and reaching her goals both on and off the pitch, Madi Alloway is our Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week.