Name: Kate Reese
School: Penn Cambria
Athlete of the week achievement: Reese struck out 17 and fired a five-hitter in a 2-0 loss to Bishop Carroll, struck out seven, threw a three-hitter and had a triple in a 10-0 win over Westmont Hilltop and struck out 12 and threw a four-hitter in a 6-0 victory over Cambria Heights.
Season update: Reese has 64 strikeouts in 38 innings of work and has tossed three shutouts for the 4-2 Lady Panthers. Offensively, she has a .500 batting average, a .636 on-base percentage and a .688 slugging percentage.
Coach John Casale's quote: "She's dominating the games. She's definitely an asset to the team. She worked hard over the winter with her pitches. Her speed is up. She seems to be overpowering the batters. She is such a hard worker."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Whited
Favorite subject: English
Favorite movie: "Twilight"
Favorite food: Hot wings
Favorite song: "Iris" by Goo Goo Dolls
Outside interests: Singing, soccer
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Favorite college team: Pitt Panthers
Pro athlete most admired: Jenny Finch
Best athlete I ever played with: Bri Toth
Best athlete I ever competed against: Claysburg-Kimmel's Ronette Claar
Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad
Proudest athletic achievement: Developing my pitching and my work ethic
How I got my start in softball: My dad got me started
Future goal: I would love to graduate and play softball in college