Athlete of the Month: Abby Anderson

athlete-of-the-month-abby-andersonBy Steve Svetovich

Holy Cross High School star guard-forward Abby Anderson has been leading the league in scoring all season, but she expects an even stronger finish for her and the Lady Crusaders.

Daughter of John and Jamie Anderson, the senior stalwart is averaging more than 20 points per game and has scored over 1,300 points in her four-year varsity basketball career at Holy Cross.

The Lady Crusaders are 11-2 at press time.

“I think we can mesh together as a team even better going forward,” she said. “We can play as a team better.”

Abby has made big shots all season for the Lady Crusaders.

She has learned a lot from Holy Cross veteran basketball coach Barry Fitzgerald. “He teaches me to be a leader, especially in a close situation,” Abby said.

She has also learned a lot from her parents.

“My parents taught me discipline. And that applies to everything.”

Abby talked about what it takes to be successful in high school basketball. “Time management is very important,” she said. “Of course, you need to be very disciplined. You need the right balance across the board.”

The scholar-athlete has an impressive 3.65 academic average. Her best subject is Math. Abby is a member of the Student Council, National Honor Society and is the starting center fielder on the softball team.

She was All State as a freshman and All League as a junior for softball.

She was All Regional and All League as a junior for basketball.

For her strong academic and athletic efforts, Abby received a scholarship to Saint Francis College in Brooklyn, NY where she will play basketball next year.

She will major in Math.

“I may want to become a Math teacher,” she said. “I want to do well in my field and hopefully get a good position. As for basketball. I hope to help my team make it into a few NCAA tournaments. I am looking forward to playing basketball in college.”

Abby said she likes listening to music and would like to see Taylor Swift in concert.

She has enjoyed her four years at Holy Cross immensely. “It is fantastic. I love it.”

Abby looks forward to finishing her high school basketball career on a very high note.

And it’s a sure bet the name Abby Anderson will be heard often as she chases her star in the college ranks.

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