Athlete of the Issue: Alyssa Dendary

Athlete of the Issue: Alyssa Dendary

By Josh Shaver Posted October 3, 2012

Alyssa Dendary, a sophomore at Lowry, is a student-athlete that participates in many sports such as golf, basketball, and softball.

Alyssa is a returner on the girl’s varsity golf team this year and is looking to help them win a state championship this year. She has been improving her game daily to make her team the best they can be.

“Never quit”, said Dendary “No matter how hard something gets just continue working on it and get better.”

Out of all three sports Dendary plays her favorite sport is golf. She enjoys being out on the course every day.

“It’s like my home away from home,” she said.

She qualified for state last year as a freshman and her team placed second.

“We are dominating the league so far this year, we have a good chance at taking state.”

She started playing basketball back in the city league. She was on the varsity basketball team as a freshman. She stepped up when she was put in the game and gave good minutes for the Bucks last year.

Another sport that Alyssa plays is softball. She was on the junior varsity team this past season and was eventually moved up to varsity for the playoffs and helped the team finish as state runners-up.

Alyssa wants to go play golf somewhere when she is out of high school and plans on hopefully turning professional. Alyssa’s role models throughout life have been her parents and grandpa. Her parents have taught her a bunch of life lessons and made her the person she is today. Her grandpa John has had big impact on her life teaching her to golf as well as her father and going to all her sporting events and supporting her.

When Alyssa is not playing sports she likes to hang out with her friends and spend time with her family.

“I always like when I get a chance to get away from sports and just be able to hang out with my family and friends. When I’m with them it just gives me a chance to be me and take my mind off of things.”

After being asked what advice she would give to upcoming student-athletes she said “Before you can go out there and become great it starts in the classroom. Be the best student you can be and don’t take sports for granted.”