Academic All Star - Amanda Kellogg

By wbng sports

October 13, 2010 Updated Oct 13, 2010 at 11:46 PM EDT

Candor, NY (WBNG Binghamton)

She hasn't taken a season off since 7th grade.
Yet, she still has time to maintain nearly a 98 average.
Candor senior Amanda Kellogg says she wouldn't have it any other way.

"I like keeping busy and its fun to just stay active and like all through the school year because I don't know what I'd do with the time after school if I didn't play."

She's one of only two at the school to play 3 sports at the varsity level.

Kellogg plays basketball and softball.
And is currently the captain of the soccer team.
An honor given to her by her teammates.

"That the team voted for me and it wasn't just my coach being like ok..you're a good leader, you can be captain. It was like everyone kind of thought that I could do it."

Unlike most athletes, Kellogg prefers to stay in the background.
While she has scored one goal this year, her main position is defense.
Coaches say she'll do whatever's necessary to win games.
Even if it means changing positions.

Coach Kurt Bastion says, "She'll do whatever's best for the team and if that requires her to play goalie, she'll jump in goal. If that requires her to play forward to try to get a goal for us, she'll jump up top but her mindset, she's mainly a defender and she's a good defender."

Kellogg wants to go to college, though she isn't sure where yet.
She hopes to keep busy by playing soccer and getting good grades.

Until then, she hopes to continue leading by example in both the classroom and on the field.

And that's why Amanda Kellogg is this week's Academic All-Star.
In Candor, Gabe Osterhout, Action Sports.

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