Name: Dan Sollenberger
School: Northern Bedford
Athlete of the week achievement: Sollenberger went 8-for-10 with two home runs and 10 RBIs in three victories for the Black Panthers. The wins were over Everett, Chestnut Ridge and Tussey Mountain.
Season update: In the 11 games he has played this season,?Sollenberger is batting .424 with 14 hits in 44 at bats, 17 RBIs, 16 runs scored, three home runs and two doubles. His slugging percentage .697, and his on-base percentage is .545.
Coach Scott Burda's quote: "Dan definitely had a slow start to the season. Last week he really broke out. You could just tell that it was only a matter of time until he broke out. He's one of our experienced guys. He does a good job and always works hard."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Dutchchot
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "Gone in 60 Seconds"
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite song: "I Don't Wanna Stop" by Ozzy Osborne
Outside interests: Football, wrestling, hanging out with friends
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Nate McLouth
Best athlete I ever played with: Joel Suter
Best athlete I ever competed against: Joel Suter
Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents
Proudest athletic achievement: Lettering in three sports my sophomore year
How I got my start in baseball: I just started playing in T-ball and then I just worked my way up. I really enjoyed the game.
Future goal: To play professional baseball