Name: Shawna Serafin
School: Northern Cambria
Athlete of the week achievement: Totaled 25 kills and 10 blocks, including five straight kills in one game in a win over Bishop Cannevin, as her Lady Colts beat Cannevin, Elk County Catholic and Saegertown to advance to the final eight in the PIAA Class A state playoffs.
Season update: Leads team in kills, blocks and attacks at the net. Northern Cambria is 20-3 heading into the Elite Eight round this weekend in a pool play with Nativity BVM, West Branch and Maplewood.
Coach Mike Hogan's quote: "She has such a presence about her. She works so super hard but she is not an arrogant person. She's real calm, real quiet, but real passionate about volleyball and she's really into it. The amount of improvement from her from ninth grade to now is just ridiculous. Her ability to get back up on a ball when other teams are attacking is just amazing.
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Serafin
Favorite subject: Spanish
Favorite movie: "See Spot Run."
Favorite food: French fries
Favorite song: "Club Can't Handle Me" by Flo Rida
Outside interests: Play softball and hang out with friends.
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Hines Ward
Best athlete I ever played with: Breanna Kochinsky
Best athlete I ever competed against: Penn Cambria's Jess Delic
Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad, Paul Serafin
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning states last year in volleyball.
How I got my start in volleyball: My friends talked me into going out for it when I was in seventh grade.
Future goal: Go to college and maybe play volleyball at the next level.