Name: Kelly Yusko
School: Penn Cambria
Athlete of the week achievement: Yusko struck out a combined 39 batters and allowed only 14 hits last week in four games. Offensively, she went 10-for-19 with two doubles, three home runs and nine RBIs.
Season update: Yusko has struck out 87 batters and walked six, tossed a perfect game and a no-hitter. She is batting .512 with an on-base percentage of .600 and slugging percentage of .927.
Coach John Casale's quote: "She's only a sophomore, but she works hard. I think her abilities are well beyond her years. She's pitching like a senior. She brings offense and defense to the table, and she is equally talented with the bat, which sometimes you don't get."
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Gleason
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "Soul Surfer"
Favorite food: Pasta
Favorite song: "Drive By" by Train
Outside interests: Singing, playing guitar, volleyball
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Favorite college team: Michigan softball
Pro athlete most admired: Jennie Finch
Best athlete I ever played with: Candice Smith
Best athlete I ever competed against: Richland's Nicki Mihalik
Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad
Proudest athletic achievement: "Being named MVP in 10-and-under softball."
How I got my start in softball: "My older sister played, and I always used to watch her."
Future goal: "To become successful in the medical field."