Senior Day — Elliott Neal
Recognizing our senior athletes from the almost 2020 spring season
Today’s senior is Elliott Neal of the Warren boys tennis team:
Parents: Jason & Staci Neal
Spring sport: Boys Tennis
Position(s): First Doubles
Coaches: Travis Myler and Thomas Pellegrino
Other sports: Trap
Favorite sports memories: Dislocating my shoulder during a tennis match and ending up in the Emergency Room.
What is your favorite thing about being involved in sports?: Getting to make new friends.
What will you miss most about high school sports?: I will miss being on the tennis courts and leaving school early for matches.
What has living through this crisis as a high school senior taught you?: It taught me to never take life for granted.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?: Dubai
Favorite hobby?: Tennis
Any pets?: Two very sweet Labs, Abby and Bella.
Favorite social media platform?: Instagram
If you could only have one artist/group on a repeat playlist, who would it be?: Queen
What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?: I like to fish.
What is the best piece of advice that someone has given you?: You miss 100% of the shots that you never take.
Plans after graduation: The Army National Guard and then attend Mercyhurst University for Intelligence Studies and Cyber Security.
Message to underclassmen: Study hard, put forth the effort and enjoy every day.
Who is one of your inspirations and why?: Coach Pellegrino; he pushed me to practice hard and to play a better game.
He helped get me to drills and encouraged me to play in tournaments at the Lakewood YMCA throughout the off season.