Name: Andy Smithmyer
Athlete of week achievement: Pitched a no-hitter with 15 strikeouts in a 7-0 win over Punxsutawney on Thursday. Also went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI in the game.
Season update: Smithmyer was the pitcher of record in both the Mountain Lions' games this year, picking up two wins. He has allowed three runs, four hits, five walks and struck out 29 opposing batters.
Coach Tom Smith's quote: "He's just thrown two very nice games for us so far this year. He's a hard worker and a team leader, and he's really carried our team early on."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Sabeo
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "Back to the Future"
Favorite food: Cheesesteak sandwich
Favorite song: "Runaround" by Blues Traveler
Outside interests: Golf, hanging out with my friends
Favorite pro team: St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Albert Pujols
Best athlete I ever played with: Hollidaysburg's Neil Schroth
Best athlete I ever competed against: DuBois' Casey Clinton
Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents
Proudest athletic achievement: In an NABF tournament game last summer, I threw 18 strikeouts against a team from Maryland
How I got my start in baseball: "My parents signed me up to play tee-ball when I was 5.''
Future goal: Pitching successfully through college and hopefully moving on to the next level