Athlete of the Week: MV’s Erika Freely



Erika Freely, a senior basketball player from Mountain View helped the Lady Eagles get off to a great start in league play by pouring in 57 points in three straight victories. Her eight-point fourth quarter helped Mountain View overcome a fourth quarter deficit and beat Lackawanna Trail 56-47 and three nights later Freely scored 22 in a thrashing of defending league champion Forest City, 58-26. For these efforts, Freeley is the Independent Athlete of the Week.
Family: Parents – Pete & Cindy Freely; Brother – Brandon
Other Sports you play: I play soccer & softball
Things you enjoy doing outside of Basketball: Hanging out with my friends.
Three people you’d like to have dinner with? Steph Curry, Odell Beckham, and Thomas Rhett
You’re off to a great start after a rough preseason, what has led to this strong start for you and your team? My teammates are setting great screens for me, and we’re getting great offensive movement overall. We’ve been playing together, many of us since ninth or tenth grade, and although we’ve had some tough seasons, we’re really starting to come together.
We mentioned the preseason, how do you think that prepared your team for league play? I think it really helped playing teams like Abington (Heights) and Scranton. It really challenged us and prepared us for the regular season.
What are your personal and team goals for this season? Just to keep doing the best for my team and providing what is needed. As a team we’d like to win a league title and keep playing together as a team.
As a Senior, you can see your career starting to wind down, what do you want the Basketball Community and the Mountain View fan base to remember about you as a player? I’d like to be remembered as someone who never gave up and always gives a 100 percent.

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