Name: Haley Heidler
Athlete of the week achievement: Heidler threw a no-hitter and struck out six batters in a 5-0 victory over Blacklick Valley. She also collected four hits, drove in three runs and earned the save in a 5-4 win over Forest Hills.
Season update: Portage is 13-5 and the No. 3 seed for the upcoming District 6 Class A playoffs. Heidler has also thrown three one-hitters this year.
Coach Bryan Jubina's quote: "She's been great. She's consistent - she doesn't walk people. She's stepped up this year and became our ace.''
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Kenny
Favorite subject: Art
Favorite movie: "Flicka''
Favorite food: Snow crab legs
Favorite song: "Move Along'' by All-American Rejects
Outside interests: Running, horseback riding, quad-riding, hanging out with friends
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: No preference
Pro athlete most admired: No preference
Best athlete I ever played with: Emily McCabe
Best athlete I ever competed against: Too many to pick one
Most influential person on my athletic career: "My dad [Greg] and Bernie Gorba.''
Proudest athletic achievement: Throwing a no-hitter
How I got my start in softball: "I've been playing forever.''
Future goal: "I'm still trying to figure out what path I will take in college.''