Name: Kate Reese
School: Penn Cambria
Athlete of the week achievement: She struck out 18 in a 4-0, no-hit win over Cambria Heights. In a 12-1, five-inning win over Forest Hills, she struck out 11, had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in two runs.
Season update: Reese is 4-0. In 26 innings, she has 47 strikeouts and 9 walks. She has one shutout, one no-hitter, a two-hitter and a three-hitter. She's given up 9 runs. Offensively, she is batting .500 and a .611 on-base percentage. She has 7 RBIs in 4 games and has scored 6 runs.
Coach John Casale's quote: "We are a very young team with just two seniors and Kate is one of them. She is part of the foundation for our team. She works her tail off. She has been like that for four years. She spends hours refining her pitching. You would not believe the time she puts in. The movement on her ball is much better this year. She is helping to keep our young team together. We lean on her."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Whited
Favorite subject: History
Favorite movie: "City of Angels"
Favorite food: Snickers
Favorite song: "Iris" by Goo Goo Dolls
Outside interests: Soccer, coaching and singing
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Favorite college team: Pitt Panthers
Pro athlete most admired: Jennie Finch
Best athlete I ever played with: Alli Reese
Best athlete I ever competed against: Claysburg-Kimmel's Ronette Claar
Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad, Gregory Reese
Proudest athletic achievement: Getting an athletic scholarship to college.
How I got my start in softball: My dad got me to go out when I was 4 or 5 years old.
Future goal: "I want to get my degree in elementary education and play softball."