Athlete Of The Week: Melissa Herrera, Crestwood Girls Soccer

November 7, 2016



Sophomore, Soccer

Hometown: Mountain Top

Age: 15

Family: Mother, Mariana; father, Hubert; brother, Hubert Jr.; sister, Mariana

Accomplishment: Herrera scored three goals in Thursday’s District 2 Class 3A championship match, helping the Comets beat Abington Heights, 5-1, and advance to the state tournament.

Getting to Know Melissa

Favorite subject: History

Favorite television show: “Modern Family”

Favorite movie: “The Fast and the Furious”

Favorite athlete: Marta

Favorite sports team: FC Barcelona

Favorite food: Chicken wings

Favorite holiday: Christmas

For Melissa, the best part of playing soccer is ... that she is able to compete with her talented teammates.

For Melissa, the most diffcult part of playing soccer is ... questioning what she could have done better after a bad match.

Away from the pitch, Melissa likes to ... spend time with her friends and family.

If Melissa could meet anyone in history, she would like to meet ... Lionel Messi.

If Melissa could travel anywhere in the world, she would like to go to ... Brazil.

One word that best describes Melissa is ... athletic.

Up next, Melissa ... will compete with the Comets in Tuesday’s state playoff opener. She also competes in track and field during the spring sports season.