SRRC Athlete of the Week
“On fire”, on a roll”, “in the zone”, all great figures of speech intended to describe that unique state of mind that every SRRC athlete strives to tap into. As all of our team members are dedicated to achieving greatness, we wanted to highlight specific accomplishments of drive, confidence, calm, focus and athletic achievement.
Take a moment and help us celebrate our athletes and help us recognize their achievements while we encourage all to follow their journey. Let us congratulate Julia Bennett and William Massie as our SRRC Athletes of the Week.
Julia Bennett is skier of the week for digging deep when it mattered on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the U14 State Championship and beating the boys in the GS. This is Julia’s fourth season with SRRC. She began skiing at age 3 and instantly fell in love with the sport. She is looking forward to competing in the upcoming Eastern Regionals.
Julia Bennett Facts
- Began Skiing At Age 3
- 4th Season With SRRC
- Attends Good Hope Middle School
- Loves Math & Science
- Hopes To Become A Doctor
Julia is 13 years old and lives in Mechanicsburg, PA with her parents Deborah and John. Deborah always helps out at the races. John is a member of the Roundtop volunteer ski patrol. Sister, Madelynn (15) and brother Donovan (8) also ski for SRRC. They own a cockatiel named Fluffy and a dog named Lacey.
Ready For It All
Julia attends Good Hope Middle School. Her favorite subjects are math and science. When not skiing she enjoys running, hiking, mountain biking, and surfing. She also plays guitar. As you can see, Julia is a well-rounded student athlete and yes, even a musician.
Goals & Hard Work
She is looking forward to attending Cumberland Valley High School next year. Her goal is to make the Honor Roll every semester. She hopes to become a doctor one day.
William Massie is snowboarder of the week. Jeff Carr says, “When Wild Bill attacks the course you never know what you’re going to get. You don’t get the name ‘B-Net Bill’ by taking it easy. You can count on an all-out effort every time Bill leaves the start.”
William Massie Facts
- William is 17 Years Old
- Began Snowboarding At Age 7
- 9th Season at SRRC
- Attends Camp Hill High School
- Sponsored By Warrick Athletics & K&D Factory Service, Inc.
William, now 17, began snowboarding at age 7. He grew up in a family of skiers and decided at a young age to be a snowboarder. He joined SRRC the next year, at age 8. Last season, he achieved 3rd place in his age group in GS at the Nationals. In December, 2017 he qualified for the finals at the Steamboat NorAm. Due to a birth defect, William can only see out of his right eye, leaving him at a disadvantage.
He lives in Camp Hill with his parents, Cynthia and Scott. He has two older brothers who attend Penn State University. He is a junior at Camp Hill High School where he enjoys math. He is also the center for the Camp Hill HS Football team. He also has a part time job at Karns. In his spare time, he maintains a fitness routine at EXSP and enjoys spending time with his friends and girlfriend.
Setting Goals Early
William is sponsored by Warrick Athletics and K&D Factory Service, Inc. He has a website, WilliamMassie.com. Building his website has ignited his interest in business. He plans to study business at a university after he graduates from high school.