Scholar Athlete winner has local ties
Tim Gilman/special to the times news
Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete winners Bridget Smith of Bethlehem Catholic and Alex Talsania of Moravian Academy hold their plaques in the company of their parents Grace and Ed Smith of Bethlehem and Diana and Jay Talsania of Fogelsville. Smith's mother is the former Grace Crampsie of Summit Hill. Bridget Smith played at center midfield for Becahi and had remarkable career totals of 71 goals and 40 assists. She is also outstanding in the classroom with a No. 1 ranking in her senior class of 208 students with a 4.15 GPA out of 4. She was a two-time Lehigh Valley Conference first team all-star and is a Wendy's High School Heisman winner. She also plays basketball at Becahi and club soccer with the Lehigh Valley Magic. A National Honor Society member, Smith's college aspirations include biochemistry and pre-med.