Name: Nikki McCombie

School: Cambria Heights

Age: 18

Grade: 12

Sport: Volleyball

Parents: Jarrod and Christine McCombie, of Patton

Athletic achievements: Getting 1,000 assists, making it to the LHAC championship game and hosting a playoff game

Coach’s quote: “It was a pleasure to coach Nikki. She has a great work ethic on and off the volleyball court. She’s developed into an outstanding setter. She’s a great teammate and role model for our younger players. We’re going to miss her next year.” — Cambria Heights volleyball coach Doug Farabaugh

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Kissing Booth”

Favorite video game: “Mario Kart”

Favorite food: Buffalo chicken dip

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Manifest, art

Favorite song: “Memories” by Maroon 5

Outside interests: Hanging out with family and friends

If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?: Flamingo, because it is a beautiful animal that can fly.

Favorite athletic team: Penn State volleyball team

Athlete most admired: Gabby Blossom

Most influential person on my athletic career: My father

Most impressive athlete that you have competed against: Liz Bopp

Proudest athletic achievement: Getting 1,000 assists as a junior.

How I got my start: My dad helped me train all throughout middle school. Then in ninth grade, I got pulled up to play on the varsity team.

Future goal: Go to Penn State Altoona and major in cybersecurity.

Cory Isenberg is a sports reporter and columnist for The Tribune-Democrat. She can be reached at (814) 532-5080.​ Follow her on Twitter @CoryIsenbergTD.

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