Name: Ariel Rocco
School: Northern Cambria
Athlete of week achievement: Rocco was named MVP of the Cambria Heights Christmas Tournament. She totaled 29 points and 35 rebounds in two games.
Season update: Rocco averages 14.7 points and 12.7 rebounds
Coach Eric Thomas' quote: "In all of my years of coaching, she is at the top as one of the hardest workers I've had. ... When we really needed her in the tournament, she came up huge - especially rebounding."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Link
Favorite subject: Chemistry
Favorite movie: "The Dark Knight"
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite song: "Any Way You Want It" by Journey
Outside interests: Volleyball, track, hanging with friends, watching TV
Favorite pro team: Tennessee Titans
Favorite college team: Pittsburgh Panthers
Pro athlete most admired: Peyton Manning
Best athlete I ever played with: Brittany Sedlock
Best athlete I ever competed against: Bishop Guilfoyle's Alli Williams
Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning states in volleyball and getting second in basketball
How I got my start in basketball: My whole family played and we always would just shoot around outside.
Future goal: Make it far in the state playoffs and hopefully play basketball in college