Name: Anthony Lombardo
Athlete of the week achievement: In four games, Lombardo went 7-for-12 with 13 RBIs, two doubles, a triple and a home run and was named the Altoona Curve Classic MVP.
Season update: The first-year starter at catcher has helped Altoona jump out to a 4-0 record, which included winning the Altoona Curve Classic this past weekend.
Coach Tom Smith's quote: "He had a phenomenal week at the plate. He hit the ball real hard the first week. He has worked hard in the offseason to prepare himself, and that is what stands out for him right now. He has put a lot of time and effort into getting ready for this season, and it has paid off for him.''
Favorite teacher: Mr. Oswalt
Favorite subject: English
Favorite movie: "Billy Madison''
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite song: "Up Up and Away'' by Kid Cudi
Outside interests: Lifting weights and hanging out with friends
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Joe Mauer
Best athlete(s) I ever played with: Christian Helsel, Cody Henderson and Jordan Sneed
Best athlete I ever competed against: Shon Carson of Scranton, S.C.
Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, Tony and Paula
Proudest athletic achievement: Receiving MVP honors at the Curve Classic
How I got my start in baseball: "When my dad signed me up for Little League when I was 7.''
Future goal: "I'd like to play college baseball and graduate with a degree in physical therapy.''