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Guaranty Bank & Trust Athlete of the Week: Natalie Allen

Athlete of the WeekGreg Higgins

Growing up, Natalie Allen played volleyball, soccer and softball. When she got into high school, though, Natalie decided to concentrate on volleyball only. The choice has paid off for her too.

Natalie, now a senior, is a huge reason as to why the Pantherettes are 29-6 on the season and 9-0 in district play. This year, she is playing libero for the first time. She used to be a setter but was switched by Coach Sims.

”Basically, the libero is the person that’s supposed to be a good passer, very quick on their feet and able to move quickly. Also, a very dirty player that isn’t afraid to dive for a ball.” - Natalie Allen

Allen says that one of the reasons she likes volleyball so much is because there isn’t a single play that is the same as another one. This, in her mind, keeps the game interesting and fun and never boring.

Like other athletes of the week, Natalie describes her volleyball teammates as a family.

”We bond so well together and I love that the most.” - Natalie

Besides playing volleyball, she is also a member of the student council, Beta Club and a member of the National Honor Society. Natalie hopes to attend a junior college after graduation to get her basics. Then, she would like to attend nursing school to become a anesthetic nurse.

Natalie also has a self diagnosed shopping problem.

”I’m not very good at telling myself no when it comes to clothes and jewelry.”

This is part of the reason she works at a local clothing boutique on the side. She also loves to hangout with her friends. Here is a list of Natalie’s favorite things:

Food - Mexican but it has to be Tex Mex 

Restaurant - Texas Roadhouse 

Song - July in Cheyanne 

Band/Singer - Cody Johnson 

Color - Black 

TV Show - Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars 

Movie - Divergent Series 

Book - I’ve never been into reading books 

Subject in School - Math 

If you could go one place on earth, where would it be? Italy is a place I’ve always wanted to go.

If you can have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who is it? My aunt Michelle would have to be the person. She passed away when I was little. 

If you could go back in time and witness one event live and in person, what event is it? I would love to witness the birth of Christ and view what all happened.

Congratulations Natalie Allen for being this week's Guaranty Bank and Trust Athlete of the Week