Athlete of the Week Graham High School

Name: Carly Carafa

School: Graham High School

Grade: 11

Age: 16

Sports: Volleyball

Claim to fame/honors: My intensity and my curly hair

Words you live by: “Practice like you are second; win like you are first.”

Toughest opponent: Myself

Biggest influence: My mom and my coach who is my mom

Game-day rituals: Dance party with the team, wipe the bottom of my shoes every play

What’s on your bedroom walls: Artwork, pictures of friends and family

When I’m bored I like to … Play with my puppy, listen to music, hang with friends, sing and dance

Favorite movie: Bridesmaids

Person who would play you in a movie: Kristen Wiig

Favorite TV show: Girl Code

Favorite musical artist: The Weeknd

Favorite book: Cinder

Favorite home-cooked meal: Mom’s famous chowder

Favorite restaurant: Mayflower’s

Whose mind would you like to read: My mom’s

Place where you’d love to travel: Rome, Italy

Talent you’d like to have: Artistic, good handwriting and to be a good dancer

Favorite school subject: Art and Math

Favorite athlete: Kerri Walsh

Favorite team: Penn State

Something in the world I’d like to change: More peace

Favorite sports moment: Getting an Olympic sticker from a ref that reffed at the London 2012 Olympic games when I was 12.

Favorite junk food: Ice cream

Best thing about your favorite sport: Seeing the rewards from working hard and having fun with friends

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