Name: Kelsey Shawley
Athlete of the week achievement: Shawley went 2-for-3 with two doubles and delivered the game-winning hit in the ninth inning of Bellwood's 2-0 victory over Claysburg-Kimmel in the District 6 Class A softball championship.
Season update: Shawley is hitting .397 with one home run and 17 RBIs for the 20-3 Lady Blue Devils, who open up the PIAA playoffs today against Saegertown at University Park. She is 6-for-14 in three playoff games.
Coach Jim Payne's quote: "She put herself in the leadership role for our team and stepped up, became a leader and basically showed us the way. She did what we needed and came up big in a big situation.''
Favorite teacher: Miss Kovensky
Favorite subject: Physical education
Favorite movie: "Saw'' series
Favorite food: French fries
Favorite song: "The Drug in Me is You'' by Falling in Reverse
Outside interests: Hanging out with friends
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Favorite college team: Penn State softball
Pro athlete most admired: Sidney Crosby
Best athlete I ever played with: Ronette Claar (with the Altoona Express)
Best athlete I ever competed against: Claysburg-Kimmel's Ronette Claar
Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad, Richard, and coach Jim Payne
Proudest athletic achievement: Hitting the winning double in the District 6 championship game
How I got my start in softball: "I started T-ball when I was 5 and just kept playing.''
Future goal: "To be successful in college at Penn State Altoona.''