Name: Mackenzie Wilson
Athlete of the week achievement: Wilson had two hits in each of Philipsburg-Osceola's PIAA Class AA playoff wins over Burrell and Waynesburg. In Thursday's 5-1 win against Burrell, she drove in three runs.
Season update: Wilson is batting .385 with three doubles, two triples and a home run. She is tied for second on the Lady Mounties with 18 runs scored and tied for third on the team with 21 RBIs. She also leads the team with team with seven sacrifice hits and boasts a .929 fielding percentage at shortstop. P-O, which plays Wilmington today in the state semifinals, is 24-1.
Coach Jim Gonder's quote: "She's a reliable, steady player. She plays good defense and is a good hitter. She always seems to come up with the clutch hit when we need it. She's a remarkably steady ballplayer.''
Favorite teacher: Mr. Seltzer
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "The Proposal''
Favorite food: Chicken alfredo
Favorite song: "Summertime'' by Kenny Chesney
Outside interests: Shopping and going to the movies
Favorite professional team: New York Yankees
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Derek Jeter
Best athlete I ever played with: Taylor Harpster
Best athlete I ever competed against: Lewistown's Hannah Geedey
Most influential person on my athletic career: "My parents, Beth and Dave.''
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 title this year
How I got my start in softball: "There was a younger age group, and I played [Junior Olympics] too.''
Future goal: Attend college and do well