Helen Alexander '22 Spotlight Athlete

St. Cecilia Academy
Helen Alexander is the Scarab Nation Spotlight Athlete!
Helen is a captain and starting guard on the Varsity Basketball team.  When asked about Helen, head varsity coach Brian Hemping said, “Helen was voted as a captain of the team this week and in our season opener against DCA, she posted 11 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Scarabs to victory.  She is a true leader on and off the court and I am excited to see what she brings to the program this year.”  We sat down with Helen to find out what makes her such a great player and leader. 
Question:  How long have you been playing this sport?
Answer:  Since 3rd grade.
Question:  What do you love most about this sport?
Answer:  I love my teammates!
Question:  Do you have any pregame rituals or traditions?
Answer:  We always get hype with music before each game. 
Question:  Do you have plans to compete collegiately?
Answer:  No.
Question:  How close are you all as a team?
Answer:  Very close!  We are always together outside of basketball. 
Question:  What are your goals for this season?
Answer:  To continue to improve as a team. 
Question:  What do you attribute your success to?
Answer:  Communication and working together. 
Question:  What is your favorite TV show?
Answer:  Parks and Rec.
Question:  What is your favorite snack food?
Answer:  Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies
Question:  What is your favorite pre-game meal?
Answer:  I can’t eat before a game. 
Question:  If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
Answer:  Bob Dylan
Question:  What do you love most about being a Scarab?
Answer:  I feel very welcome and at home here.