Throughout the 2017-18 high school sports season, we will name a weekly Sentinel Athlete of the Week every Monday night highlighting the on-field performances of some of the area’s best high school competitors.
This week’s athlete is Camp Hill boys soccer player Amias Colestock. The Lions face Masterman in the PIAA Class 1A semifinals Tuesday, and part of that is thanks to the play of the junior forward.
The defending state champion Lions downed Faith Christian Academy thanks to Colestock’s lone goal in the 1-0 win in the 1A opener last Tuesday. Then in Saturday’s quarterfinal win 7-2 against Mountain View, Colestock added a goal and two assists.
Q: The Lions are really close to making the final once again. What’s the atmosphere like for the team right now?
A: We are all really excited that we’ve made it this far, but we have to take each game one at a time and just focus on the next one.
Q: What’s working for the team right now? What’s clicking?
A: Right now we are connecting our passes well and making the most of our opportunities.
Q: Is there anything you’ve learned from last season that you’ve applied to this season to help yourself get better?
A: I learned to trust my teammates because they are more than capable of getting their jobs done. I just have to focus on doing my job.
Q: Do you see yourself as a better player this season so far, or was last season a better one for you?
A: I would say that this year is my better year as I’ve moved to a more central role on the attack and have scored more goals this season.
Q: Both Camp Hill teams are making a deep run in the postseason. What are your thoughts about the success happening there?
A: It’s really cool to have both the boys and girls teams make it this far, and it’s great to be representing Camp Hill in such a positive way.
Q: It’s getting colder out. What are your thoughts on playing in not-so-nice soccer weather?
A: Pregame I’m always worried about the weather, but once you start moving and running around you warm up and just block out the cold.
Q: How do you feel about the U.S. men’s soccer team not making the World Cup?
A: Honestly, I was pretty disappointed not to see them qualify. I was also annoyed that Italy, who I also root for, hadn’t qualified either.
Q: Do you have any hobbies outside of soccer?
A: Outside of soccer I love playing basketball and [NBA] 2K18.
Q: If you could have any job in the world, what would it be and why?
A: I would definitely be a professional soccer player if I had the chance because I love playing the game.
Q: Who inspires you the most in life?
A: My parents and sisters who have consistently been coming to my games to support me, rain or shine.
Q: Do you have a quote or saying that you live by?
A: “What it do.” — Mango