Name: Kayla Bates
School: Bishop Guilfoyle
Athlete of the week achievement: Bates scored a game-high 17 points in BG's 61-32 win over Conemaugh Valley in the District 6-A semifinals and scored a team-high 16 points in a 61-48 victory over Homer-Center in the District 6-A championship game.
Season update: Bates is averaging 12.8 points per game for the 23-2 Lady Marauders. She leads the team in points, assists and 3-pointers.
Coach Mark Moschella's quote: "Kayla's had as good a year as any player in the area. She just became a complete player this entire season and has made a huge impact for us both offensively and defensively."
Favorite teacher: Senora Brumbaugh
Favorite subject: Anatomy
Favorite movie: "Love and Basketball"
Favorite food: Seafood
Favorite song: "Headlines" by Drake
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(s) 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 family."
Proudest athletic achievement: "Winning states my freshman year and being runner-up last year."
How I got my start in basketball: "Around age 5 or 6. It is a family sport."
Future goal: Go to college and be successful