Meet Alyssa Chillano

April 19, 2011, 11:51 a.m. (ET)

Alyssa is a member of the U-17 Junior National Team on tour in Holland this week. Here is a sneek peak into Alyssa's life as a high school student-athlete and member of the USA Junior National Team.        

School: Spring-Ford High School

Hometown/State: Phoenixville Pennsylvania

Age: 15

What are the top songs in your iPod? The top songs on my iPod are The Show Goes On, Did It On’em, and Roll Up.

Where would you like to spend a week’s vacation? I would love to spend a week’s vacation in Italy. I am Italian and think it would be an excellent experience.

What is your favorite television program? My favorite television program is Pretty Little Liars. You never know what is going to happen next!

What is your favorite field hockey drill? My favorite field hockey drill is 2v1. I think it is a very important and beneficial drill that should be used all the time when playing field hockey.

Who is your favorite athlete? My favorite athlete is Ed Reed on the Baltimore Ravens. He is a great player and team leader.

What is your favorite food? My favorite food is blueberry muffins; just ask my teammate Kelley Stump! I would eat one every day if I could!

What is your favorite restaurant to eat at? My favorite restaurant to eat at is Olive Garden with my teammates. Whenever we travel we eat dinner there before our tournaments, it’s our little tradition.

What is the best thing about competing while wearing the red, white & blue? I am very excited to represent the USA in Holland for the first time!

What is your favorite field hockey memory? My favorite field hockey memory is when my indoor team and I played four square everywhere we travel.

Do you have a routine or ritual before you play a game? I do not have a distinct ritual before I play, but I always sing to myself to get in the right state of mind.

What was your favorite class in school? My favorite class in school is Spanish. I find it easy and very interesting.

Who is your favorite musical performer? My favorite musical performers are Beyonce, Drake, and Rihanna. They are all amazing artists and I listen to their music every day.

What is your craziest field hockey memory? My craziest field hockey memory is when I hit a reverse chip in the air and scored at a tournament a few years ago. I was so happy and frankly surprised, that I was laughing after I did it! 

What’s your favorite professional sports team? My favorite professional sports team is The Philadelphia Eagles.

What website do you visit every day? I visit Google every day; it is a great search engine.

What is your favorite time of day? My favorite times of the day are meal times and bed time.

What is your favorite store? My favorite store is American Eagle. Sometimes they have good deals and there clothes are always cute.                                                                                                                                                                  

How did you get involved in field hockey? I started playing field hockey when I was six years old. My grandmother used to play when she was younger and introduced me to the sport.