Finn impresses in opener

Name: Jacqueline Finn

School: Bellwood-Antis

Age: 15

Grade: Sophomore

Sport: Softball

Athlete of the week achievement: Finn collected three hits, including two doubles, and drove in one run in Bellwood-Antis’ season-opening 4-3 win over Tyrone

Coach Jim Payne’s quote: “She is only a sophomore, and even at her young age, she leads us. She is a real good leader, and she is a hard worker. She comes early to practice and is late to leave. She is a real pleasure to coach.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Frank

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “A League Of Their Own”

Favorite food: Pasta

Favorite song: “Yeah” by Usher

Outside interests: Playing basketball and hanging out with my friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Pitt

Pro athlete most admired: Troy Polamalu

Best athlete I ever played with: Taylor Payne

Best athlete I ever competed against: Ronette Claar

Most influential person on my athletic career: My coach, Jim Payne

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the district championship in softball against Claysburg-Kimmel last year.

How I got my start in softball: There was a Little League for softball in Bellwood, and I started playing when I was 9.

Future goal: Attend college and hopefully play softball.