Senior Spotlight on Athletics: Calm and Optimistic

Tyler Strechay is a truly outstanding athlete who made headline after headline this basketball season. The Perkiomen Valley boys’ basketball team had an amazing season this year, and this triumphant effort was led by Tyler’s amazing point-scoring capabilities.

His most notable athletic achievement was scoring his 1000th career point this basketball season during an exciting match up against Upper Merion on January 15th. He scored 35 points alone in that game, leading the team to a 58-36 victory.

Tyler has been playing basketball for a total of 12 years so far. He made varsity here at PV during his freshman year and has been a standout player ever since. The boys’ basketball team ended up having an outstanding record of 20-10 at the end of this year’s season.

Tyler helped lead the team to the PAC championship game against Methacton, which they unfortunately lost. However, this secured the team the No. 8 seed in the District 1-6A playoffs. The team made states for the fourth time in school history, and Tyler scored a total of 17 points in their unsuccessful faceoff against William Allen in the playoffs.

Tyler’s basketball teammate, senior Bryce Streeper, described Tyler as “optimistic and he always stays calm. He was the first one in the gym and the last to leave. He is dedicated to improving and he was a pleasure to have as a teammate.”

Tyler will leave an inspiring and profound legacy on the boy’s basketball program at PV. He ended the season with a career total of a whopping 1236 points. He says his favorite memory with the basketball team was winning the PAC championships last year during the 2017-18 season. But above everything else, his all time favorite memory during his time at PV was scoring his iconic 1000th point.

Basketball isn’t the only sport Tyler accels at. He has committed to Division 1 West Virginia University next fall for baseball, where he will pitch for the team. While his major is currently undecided, one can be sure that Tyler will continue to succeed throughout the next four years of his education, both on and off the baseball field.

Tyler was an amazing student athlete at PV, and will certainly miss his time on the court here. He offers up some advice to his underclassmen: “Be dedicated to what you want to succeed in.” Clearly this advice worked for him, as he without a doubt achieved incredible success due to his admirable dedication to his sports.

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