Name: Kayla Bates
School: Bishop Guilfoyle
Athlete of the week achievement: Bates scored 11 points, including nine in the first half, to help Bishop Guilfoyle advance to the PIAA Class A semifinals with a 57-48 victory over Fort Cherry on Saturday.
Season update: Bates averages 7.0 points and 3.6 rebounds for the 28-1 Lady Marauders. She also has 71 assists and 34 steals this year.
Coach Mark Moschella's quote: "Kayla did a great job Saturday with running our offense and getting some valued scoring in the first half. She got us off to a huge start offensively.''
Favorite teacher: Senora Brumbaugh
Favorite subject: Biology
Favorite movie: "The Blind Side''
Favorite food: Seafood
Favorite song: "6 Foot, 7 Foot'' by Lil Wayne
Outside interests: Hanging out with friends, shopping
Favorite professional team: Boston Celtics
Favorite college team: North Carolina
Pro athlete most admired: Rajon Rondo
Best athlete I ever played with: Alli Williams and Halee Adams
Best athlete I ever competed against: Delone Catholic's Sierra Moore
Most influential person on my athletic career: My father, Kevin, and brother, Eric Castorina
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the state championship last season
How I got my start in basketball: "I started playing in kindergarten.''
Future goal: To go to college and have a successful career