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 girls soccer player Sheridan Reid. The junior forward racked up her 100th career point during a week in which her squad went on a 3-0 stretch. Her total came to six goals and two assists in three games.
She wasn’t the only local to reach the milestone. Northern’s Kayla Swope, Mechanicsburg’s Isabelle Martin and East Pennsboro field hockey’s Jenna White all scored their 100th points last week.
Q: Can you take us through the game where you got your 100th point? What was the moment like after it happened?
A: I was at 98 points going into our big rivalry game, which was against Trinity. When I arrived to the game I had a bunch of my teammates come up to me and talk to me about getting to 100. I wasn’t nervous and I kept forgetting about it throughout warmups. The game started, and at 2:24 in I scored. I was just happy that we started leading the game. I didn’t notice that that goal got me to 100 points until my teammate Allison Confair comes running up to me screaming, “100 Points!” That game was probably the most memorable because I’ve worked so hard throughout the season and to reach that milestone was something huge.
Q: Leading up to the game, were there nerves going into that game knowing that you could get to 100?
A: Surprisingly there were no nerves going into the game. I believe that I’ve become a more confident player throughout the years and I just try to stick to how I play and not worry about anything else going on.
Q: The big question: U.S. men’s or women’s soccer? Why?
A: U.S. men’s soccer is very fun to watch, but I would have to stick to the U.S. women’s team. I feel like I can relate more to their movement and level of play throughout the games.
Q: Who dives more between the U.S. men’s and women’s teams?
A: The U.S. men’s team for sure.
Q: What were your thoughts on the U.S. men’s team missing out on the World Cup?
A: I was very disappointed and shocked when I found out that they didn’t make it because the World Cup is huge and not watching them play coming up is going to feel weird.
Q: Any pro soccer players you look up to?
A: I don’t have any pro soccer players in mind, but I just think that they all worked hard to get to where they are now and doing what they love, so that’s what I like to think about.
Q: Do you have any hobbies outside of soccer?
A: I’m basically always playing soccer and traveling with my club team. I travel a lot with my family and we visit different places, so that’s something I really enjoy doing.
Q: If you could have any job in the world, what would it be and why?
A: I’ve been interested in going into the medical field for a while now. I have been dreaming of becoming a surgeon and I’m hoping to make that dream a reality.
Q: Who inspires you the most in life?
A: Both my parents inspire me because they’re great role models and they’ve shown that I have to work hard at everything I do.
Q: Is there any quote or saying that you live by?
A: I’m not one to always live by quotes, but one I just came across is, “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” — Lionel Messi.