Allison Arend will be awarded the 2019 Scholar-Athlete at the Senior Awards celebration on Thursday May 30 at 6:00pm in the PHAME building. Congratulations!
2019 Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Allison Arend
Participated in field hockey and soccer. Leading the field hockey program to multiple Division 1 playoff appearances and leading the soccer team to a league championship and CIF semi-final appearance her senior year!
She was first team all-league (2016 & 2018), Conference Player of the Year (2018) in soccer. In field hockey she was first team all-league (2017 & 2018) and team MVP (2017 & 2018). Allison has been an honor roll student all four years at Patrick Henry HS with an overall GPA of 3.91.
Her Field Hockey Head Coach Kenny Hasselbar said,
“Allison has been a pleasure to coach over the past 3 years, really wish it would have been 4 years… From the very beginning, you could tell that she was special. She showed up to her first day of tryouts, having never played before, and absolutely killed it. We knew instantly that she was going to make a huge difference on our Varsity program from day one. She not only lived up to all the expectations that were placed on her, but blew past them in so many different ways. Her skill set was something that players wished they could have after a few years of playing and she had it from the beginning. However, she wasn’t satisfied and worked tirelessly to become even better. All of this was done with her teammates in mind, not herself. Allison is one of the most selfless and humble players that I have ever had the privilege to coach. Her commitment to her teammates is something that is expected in an elite athlete of her caliber, but she does it with such joy that it’s infectious. She has the ability to brighten the teams mood simply by walking into the room. The one thing that made her such an exceptional leader was that she led by example. It was never about belittling her teammates, it was always let me show you who this is done. She had the unique ability to put the weight of the team on her back and go around with a smile on her face about it. I couldn’t be more proud as a coach of the player that she became whilst in our program, but I am even more proud of the amazing young woman that she became. Her teammates, the program, and myself will miss her tremendously. We also know that she will excel at whatever she wants to do with her life from here on out. She might become a Lobo after this, but she will always be a Patriot first!”
Her soccer Head Coach Jason Aldous said,
“The Patrick Henry Women’s Soccer team was lucky to have a player, a leader and a great human a part of the program this last season. Ali not only made sure that our team was able to keep teams from scoring on us in many games but she also was fundamental in the development of our attacks. Just her presence on the field gave her teammates the bit of confidence they needed to play with freedom. Few players have the impact that she brought to the team in my years of coaching at Patrick Henry.”
Her Engineering teacher, Mrs. Moy says,
“I’ve been fortunate to have Alli as my student for the past two years in Engineering classes, and have always been beyond impressed by her maturity, kindness and willingness to prioritize helping others. Although she has faced many challenges in the past few years, she has faced them with grace. Alli’s resilience does not harden her; instead it takes the form of an increased ability to empathize with and help others, and this has truly been wonderful to watch.”
Mr. Myette, her English teacher remembers,
“While quiet in demeanor, Allison’s voice is loud and clear when it comes to expressing her beliefs, her goals, and her questions. Allison approaches her classwork with intention and succeeds because of her drive to understand. It is not enough for her to get the right answer; it is imperative that she make sense of her world – to seek out information that both supports what she knows and challenges what she knows. Additionally, Allison makes her peers better by helping them to question and challenge themselves to be better students. She is most deserving of this award. Congratulations, Allison. Thank you for the example you set for us all in period 1!”
Allison will attend University of New Mexico on soccer scholarship where she will study to become an architect.
Our 2018-2019 Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Allison Arend.