Name: Cole Gingrich
Athlete of week achievement: Gingrich had 42 kills, 54 blocks and 30 service points to lead Altoona to the Cambridge Springs Tournament championship.
Coach John Saboe's quote: "Cole did an awesome job this weekend. He is a leader on and off the court. He is a team captian. He did an excellent job finishing for us. He really came through at the end of the tournament."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Falger
Favorite subject: Computer science
Favorite movie: "Never Back Down"
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite song: "Entertainment" by Rise Against
Outside interests: Basketball, weightlifting, ping pong
Favorite pro team: Utah Jazz
Favorite college team: No preference
Pro athlete most admired: Phil Dalhausser
Best athlete I ever played with: Wade Endress
Best athlete I ever competed against: Brady Gehret
Most influential people on my athletic career: My parents, John Saboe, Phil Peterman, Chris Kaegy and Tom Fox
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the Cambridge Springs Tournament
How I got my start in volleyball: "Mr. Peterman actually bribed me with Mountain Dew in ninth grade to try out for the team and I just stuck with it."
Future goal: To be named to the all-state team