Name: Josh Barzdo
School: Bishop Carroll
Athlete of week achievement: Barzdo went 3-for-3 in a slugfest win over Bedford and was 8-for-10 this week with five RBIs and two home runs against Portage.
Season update: Bishop Carroll is off to a 3-0 start.
Coach Matt Pfeil's quote: "Josh is a kid working hard this preseason and offseason and has actually been a pleasant surprise as a 7-8-9 hitter. Through hard work he has seen great pitches and teed off on a couple those."
Favorite teacher: Miss Kirk
Favorite subject: Biology
Favorite movie: "Step Brothers''
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite music: Rap
Outside interests: Football, basketball
Favorite pro team: Boston Red Sox
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Dustin Pedroia
Best athlete I ever played with: Eric Minemyer
Best athlete I ever competed against: No preference
Most influential person on my athletic career: My step-dad, Don Kozlovac
Proudest athletic achievement: Getting Altoona Mirror honorable mention all-area in football
How I got my start in baseball: Just liked the game since I was little
Future goal: I'd like to get a full-ride scholarship to college to play football.