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Alyssa Barrera, Holy Cross High School

SAN ANTONIO – Meet Instant Replay’s newest varsity athlete of the week, Alyssa Barrera of Holy Cross High School.

Alyssa has been a member of the varsity volleyball, soccer, softball and track and field teams. She was on the All-District volleyball team for three years in a row, was on the All-State team for two years, and was on the TAPPS State Championship softball team as a junior. She is also twice regional qualified for athletics. Alyssa is a member of the National Honor Society, Campus Ministry and is the first woman in the history of Holy Cross High School to be appointed Vice President of the Student Council. She maintains a GPA of 3.78 and is ranked in the top ten percent of her class. Alyssa intends to play college volleyball and major in psychology and helping children with mental illness.

WHAT WAS HIGH SCHOOL LIKE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?

“I would be lying if I said it was easy. It was really difficult, especially during the pandemic. It doesn’t seem real yet that graduation is almost here. I was barely in sophomore when COVID hit, but it was a full experience and I’m happy we get to play this season.

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WHAT MEMORIES DO YOU TAKE WITH YOU LEAVING HIGH SCHOOL?

“Finally, the last four for volleyball. We didn’t win but lived it and seeing all the good teams there, it was a fun experience.

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUR STUDENTS?

“Be respectful, work hard, push yourself and your teammates for the best, and never stop pushing each other and working.”

Daniel P. Villanueva has worked with KSAT 12 for over 18 years and is an award winning producer. To submit article ideas, send an email dvillanueva@ksat.com

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