Name: Jake Stern
School: Northern Bedford
Athlete of the week achievement: Stern went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs in a 7-4 District 5-AA semifinal win over Salisbury-Elk Lick, then went 2-for-4 and delivered the game-winning hit in a 5-4 championship win over Meyersdale.
Season update: Stern is hitting .500 (40-for-80) with three homers, 10 doubles, two triples and 19 RBIs in 22 games. Northern is 16-6.
Coach Scott Burda's quote: "Jake is one of those type of players who coaches love. He's a hard worker and isn't satisfied - always trying to make himself better. It pushes me to try and make him better. I coached his brother [Ethan] - he comes from a baseball-oriented family.''
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Snyder
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "We Were Soldiers''
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite song: "Hero'' by Skillet
Outside interests: Hunting, fishing, football
Favorite professional team: St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Albert Pujols
Best athlete I ever played with: Matt Snyder
Best athlete I ever competed against: Tussey Mountain's Cody Swope
Most influential person on my athletic career: God and my family
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 5 championship
How I got my start in baseball: My parents signed me up in Little League
Future goal: Play college baseball