Gunnett leading Dragons

Name: Kylie Gunnett

School: Central

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Softball

Athlete of the week achievement: Gunnett went 3-0 in the circle with a five-hit shutout of Portage, a one-hitter against Bellefonte and a five-hitter against Hollidaysburg.

Season update: In the circle, Gunnett is 7-0 with a 1.08 earned run average. She is also currently batting .346.

Coach Dale Walters’ quote: “Her hard work and dedication is really paying off for her and the team this year.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Benton

Favorite subject: Anatomy

Favorite movie: “Pitch Perfect”

Favorite food: Chicken

Favorite song: “Stay” by Rihanna

Outside interests: Hunting, fishing, bowling

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Penguins

Favorite college team: Florida

Pro athlete most admired: Tim Tebow

Best athlete I ever played with: Kate Blattenberger

Best athlete I ever competed against: Hollidaysburg’s Hannah Mercer

Most influential person on my athletic career: Jimbo Peracchino

Proudest athletic achievement: Making it to the state semifinals as a junior

How I got my start in softball: “My parents [Emily and Rob] signed my up when I was 7.”

Future goal: “To have a successful career in college.”