Kiersten Coho

Name: Kiersten Coho

School: Claysburg-Kimmel

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Softball

Athlete of the week achievement: Coho went 5-0 in the circle, helping Claysburg beat Moshannon Valley, 11-1, Mount Union, 6-5, West Branch, 7-1, Homer-Center, 12-0, and Southern Huntingdon, 5-4. She totaled 37 strikeouts in the five games and had a one-hitter and two-hitter. Claysburg won the Southern Huntingdon tournament.

Season update: Coho is 7-2 for the 8-2 Lady Bulldogs.

Coach Mike Barbarini’s quote: “Kiersten is a valuable member of our team. She is finally getting a chance to show what she can do after sitting behind Ronette Claar the last two years. She didn’t get many chances and is now taking advantage of them.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Bozella

Favorite subject: Elective Art

Favorite movie: “Warm Bodies”

Favorite food: Hot wings

Favorite song: “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton

Outside interests: Volleyball, hanging out with friends and family

Favorite professional team: USA Olympic softball team

Favorite college team: Virginia Tech

Pro athlete most admired: Angela Tincher

Best athlete I ever played with: Courtlin Holland

Best athlete I ever competed against: Southern Huntingdon’s McKenna Garlock

Most influential person on my athletic career: “My mom and dad [Elizabeth Keller and Clifford Coho].”

Proudest athletic achievement: “Winning the ASA state championship in Sunbury with the Central Pa. Bullets.”

How I got my start in softball: “My mom and dad got me in T-ball in little league and it took off from there.”

Future goal: “I would like to play college-level softball and then play professionally.”