The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

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The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

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The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

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Fleet of Foot

Ally Ruiz, a senior on the Girls’ Soccer Team, aims to help lead the Tigers back to the WPIAL finals and beyond.  
Ruby Morris

How old were you when you started playing soccer?

Four years old.

What position do you play?

I play midfield or winger.

What are you most excited about for the upcoming season?

Making memories and competing against our rivals.

How is the team looking?

Our team is looking good. Our goals for the season are winning our section, getting to the WPIAL finals, and winning.

What game do you expect to be your most competitive this season? 

I would say either Seneca Valley or Butler.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I have a handshake with Jadyn Coy before we get on the field.

Favorite pre-game meal?

I normally don’t eat anything heavy before games. I usually have some fruit, like bananas and strawberries, or maybe some peanut butter toast.

Have you set any goals for yourself this season?

I do have a couple of personal goals. One is to become a better leader on and off the field because the younger girls look up to me as a senior.

What is the best part of being on a team?

Having lifelong friendships. Through soccer, I have made some of my best friends.

What is your best NAGS memory so far?

I would say our goal celebrations are pretty elite.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

The ability to read people’s minds.

What is your favorite show?

Modern Family.

You committed to High Point University.  How challenging was the commitment process?

The recruitment process can be very challenging. You just have to learn to keep working hard even when something doesn’t go your way because someone is always watching.

What are you most looking forward to at High Point?

Definitely making new friends with my new teammates. I am also looking forward to being in the South where it won’t be freezing in the winter like it is in Pittsburgh.

What number do you wear and why?

I wear number 11 for a couple reasons. That was my mom’s number when she played basketball through high school and college. And I was born on July 11, so it feels lucky to me.

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Natalie Kinross
Natalie Kinross, Staff Writer
Natalie is a junior at NASH. This is her first year writing for The Uproar. She plays on the Girls' Basketball Team and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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    Michelle RuizAug 29, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    I just learned about this article from Randy Gore. Natalie, thank you choosing Ally to write this. You did an amazing job of writing and interviewing Ally.
    You’re awesome Nat, I hope you have a great year!!