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Athlete of the Week: Alea Steigerwald | USA Today High School Sports

Name: Alea Steigerwald.

School: Penfield.

Class: Junior.

Sport: Volleyball.

Family: Parents, Cindy and John; brother Jackson, 21; brother, Peyton, 18.

Academics: 90 average.

Alea Steigerwald.

Alea Steigerwald.

Last week:  Penfield (7-1), a state tournament finalist in Class AA, rallied to edge Webster Schroeder three games to two. Steigerwald had 50 assists and six aces. The Patriots defeated Victor in five, as Steigerwald finished with 58 assists, 20 digs and 6 kills. The Section V Class AA champions defeated Fairport in four, while Steigerwald delivered 44 assists, 4 kills and 3 aces.

“In a span of eight days, she carried this team because of injuries,” Penfield coach Andrew Solomon said.

About me: This is her third varsity season … Starter last year, as a sophomore … Also plays with the VolleyFX club team … Named an American Volleyball Coaches Association Phenom player, one of 15 in the state, including teammate Emily Harnischfeger … Honor roll student since her first semester in high school … Plans to major in business or marketing in college … “I have a cat (named Bean). I have a lot of animals. A turtle, a German Shepherd (Maya), a second cat (Seaver) and hamster (Theo). I think that’s it …”

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