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Senior Day — Elliott Neal

Recognizing our senior athletes from the almost 2020 spring season

Elliott Neal

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.

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