Kasun helping Marauders

Name: Ben Kasun

School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Volleyball

Athlete of the week achievement: Kasun helped the Marauders to a 3-0 week, including wins over State College, Central and DuBois, as well as taking top honors at the Warwick Tournament. He recorded 193 assists, 53 service points and 45 kills for the week.

Season update: Kasun has 134 service points, 84 kills, 79 digs and 429 assists.

Coach Bob Kasun’s quote: “Ben is one of the reasons for our team’s successful start. Our team has so many offensive weapons, and the offense runs through Ben as our setter. Ben can create matchup problems with opponents because of his ability to attack from the setting position and his blocking.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Crocker

Favorite subject: Government economics

Favorite movie: “Star Wars”

Favorite food: Wings

Favorite song: Anything by Billy Joel

Outside interests: Bike riding and playing basketball

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Georgetown

Pro athlete most admired: Matt Anderson for the US National Volleyball Team

Best athlete I ever played with: Current BG volleyball team

Best athlete I ever competed against: Northern Cambria’s Jeff Hogan

Most influential person on my athletic career: “My parents [Bob and Joann].”

Proudest athletic achievement: “Winning the Warrick Tournament this past weekend.”

How I got my start in volleyball: “I grew up with it from my dad and my mom.”

Future goal: “Go to college and become a history teacher.”