Star Athlete

Meet CHKD Sports Med's Star Athletes

They row! They wrestle! They dribble and swim! Click here to meet just a few of the local athletes who turn to CHKD Sports Medicine for star treatment when they have athletic injuries.

Alyssia Velez, Basketball, track, cross country

Alyssia Velez

Age: 16

School: Hampton Roads Academy

Sport(s): Basketball, track, cross country

Proudest sports moment: When my AAU basketball team and I won first place in Division II states.

Pregame ritual: I must listen to music before any game or event. I paint my nails the day before. And I drink a smoothie from Tropical Smoothie before a basketball game.

Sports heroes: Sue Bird, Maya Moore

Teams I love: Connecticut and Tennessee women's basketball teams and the New York Knicks

Three wishes for my future:

  • Graduate college.
  • Earn a medical degree.
  • Become the best surgeon I can be.