When Alli Pavlik picks up a basketball, or kicks around a soccer ball, finding the net just comes naturally.
“I think I was definitely blessed with an athletic ability that God gave me,” says Pavlik. ”I really have to give some credit to that because a lot of people don’t get that ability and I think I do have that, but I also work hard. I try to do my best, and I want to be that person that people remember.”
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Remembering Pavlik shouldn’t be a problem. The Lakeview senior holds five school records, three in basketball and two in soccer. She has 117 goals to date on the pitch, netting a total of 38 last season. She has 142 steals on the court, and once scored 47 points in a game. She also holds the school record for most points scored in a season at 592 points.
“It was like my junior year when I really peaked, and I was like ok, I really have to step up for my team. I need to do this. And, in the process of that, I just reached those records. I didn’t realize I could do them in the beginning, but now that I have them, it’s awesome.”
Pavlik received all-Ohio honors in both sports. She was the 2012 All-American Conference player of the year. She helped her team to three district soccer championshipss, and holds a four year record of 53-10-3 on the soccer field. But, it’s not the awards that drives her to be her best.
“I keep it classy because I want people to remember good things about me. That’s kind of my main thing. I don’t care if I get 150 goals, I didn’t care if I scored any goals, I just want people to remember me in a really good way.”
She’s leaving a lasting impression in the classroom as well, sporting a 3.8 grade point average. She’s also a member of Senior Beta and Yearbook club, all while volunteering at a local animal shelter.
“It’s important to me because that’s something that you need for college. You get money for college. So, I do try my best in school. It’s tough to balance it, but it’s something you gotta do.”
Lakeview’s Alli Pavlik, our Student Athlete of the Week.