Getting to Know

Published 3:06 pm Friday, August 24, 2018

Pine High School’s Allison Gunckel

Pine senior Allison Gunckel is a setter for the Lady Raiders’ volleyball team. She has played for Pine over the last five seasons.
This is her third year as a starter.
“Allison has been on the team for five years now,” Pine coach Tammy Voth said. “She started off with us as a seventh grader and she had a good bit of ability. She could bump real well. Her serving was fantastic. Her serving has always been fantastic. That’s who my go-to server is. When I need a couple of points, I’ve always pulled her and she served. But now, she’s made it up, she’s a senior this year and she is actually my starting setter. She’s just been a true asset to the team. She is a child that you love coaching because she is always going to do exactly what you tell her to go and never say anything back. She’s just been a wonderful child to coach and I’m very proud of her.”

What do you enjoy most about playing your sport? Why?
Just being able to do what I love and represent Pine.

What do you like best about being a student athlete?
Just being able to play and actually to represent Pine.

Who has been the most influential person in your school sports career? Why?
My mom (Amber Gunckel) and my coach (Voth) because they both believed in me whenever I couldn’t believe in myself, and they’ve helped me achieve my goals.

Who is your favorite athlete? Why?
Keri Lawson for the beach volleyball team, just because she’s really inspiring to me as a volleyball player.

Favorite team?
Pine Lady Raiders.

Best thing about Washington Parish?
It helped get me the education I needed.