Meet this weeks athlete of the week Lincoln high schools very own Allie Engel. Allie is a determined and spirited athlete and an integral part of the Lincoln volleyball team. She's always had a passion for the sport of volleyball as far back as she can remember.

"It's always been a passion of mine since around second grade," said Engel.

Allie is a hard working team player and while her individual performances have been exceptional, she's always been about the team.

"I love the team aspect of volleyball," said Engel.

"It's always important to work as a cohesive group. That is what this team is all about," explained Engel

Engel strongly believes in the work of her team and her coach. She believes that great team work and a great coach contribute to the success of the team as a whole.

"The best part about our team is our determination and team work," said Engel.

"All the team work and determination comes from our coach. She helps drive us and make us better players,' explained Engel.

As for her future Engel says she hasn't thought much about that other than she knows she wants to continue playing volleyball.

"I know I want to pursue volleyball after high school but for now I'm just focused on my school work and helping my team win,"