Name: Kate Blattenberger
Athlete of the week achievement: Blattenberger went 4-for-5 and scored two runs and drove in one in a 14-1 victory over Cranberry in the first round of the PIAA Class AA playoffs, then went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs in a 4-2 win over Deer Lakes in the quarterfinals.
Season update: Blattenberger is batting .525 and has seven home runs, 35 RBIs, 38 hits, eight doubles and one triple.
Coach Dale Walters' quote: "I think the best thing she is for our team is she's a leader. Her leadership has been outstanding all year. At the beginning, when she was not hitting as well until now when she's been on fire, her leadership has never stopped.''
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Dean
Favorite subject: Anatomy
Favorite movie: "Remember the Titans''
Favorite food: Chicken
Favorite song: "Wild Ones'' by Flo Rida featuring Sia
Outside interests: Hanging out with friends, fishing, going to Raystown
Favorite professional team: Miami Heat
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Dwyane Wade
Best athlete I ever played with: Stefanie McCoy of Fire n' Ice traveling team
Best athlete I ever competed against: Philipsburg-Osceola's Chelsea Rex
Most influential person on my athletic career: Coach Walters, my parents, Karen and Daniel, and my brothers, Ryan and Lucas
Proudest athletic achievement: Making it to the PIAA Class AA semifinals
How I got my start in softball: "Playing Little League.''
Future goal: "To attend college for occupational therapy and play softball.''