Kayla Bates

Name: Kayla Bates

School: Bishop Guilfoyle

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Bates scored 10 points in the Lady Marauders’ 47-26 PIAA Class A first-round victory over Johnsonburg.

Season update: Bates averages 10.2 points per game for the 25-2 Lady Marauders, who play Serra Catholic in the second round on Wednesday.

Coach Mark Moschella’s quote: “Kayla has shown great leadership the entire year. She is just doing an excellent job running the offense for our team.”

Favorite teacher: Senora Brumbaugh

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Pitch Perfect”

Favorite food: Seafood

Favorite song: “Recover” by Eli Young Band

Outside interests: Shop-ping, hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Mount St. Mary’s

Pro athlete most admired: No preference

Best athlete I ever played with: Alli Williams and Halee Adams

Best athlete I ever competed against: Sierra Moore from Delone Catholic

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents and my brother

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the state title my freshman year being runner-up my sophomore year and being named last year’s Altoona Mirror Player of the Year.

How I got my start in basketball: “Dad got me involved when I was 5 or 6 years old.”

Future goal: Go to college, play basketball and have a successful career