Kate Burge

Name: Kate Burge

School: Philipsburg-Osceola

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Softball

Athlete of the week achievement: Burge led P-O to a 5-0 week, including victories over Bald Eagle Area, Bellefonte, Huntingdon, Altoona and Mifflin County. She went 4-0 as a pitcher, giving up just 12 hits and one run and striking out 16. She also hit two home runs and drove in 11 runs.

Season update: Burge is 12-0 for the 15-1 Lady Mounties. She also is hitting .245 with two homers and 15 RBIs.

Coach Jim Gonder’s quote: “obviously, she had a great week for us with a lot of key wins for us as a pitcher. She works real hard in practice, and her bat has gotten hot the last couple of weeks, which has helped us tremendously. She is just a good kid to work with.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Levonick

Favorite subject: Chemistry

Favorite movie: “Pitch Perfect”

Favorite food: Fettucine Alfredo

Favorite song: “I Drive Your Truck” by Lee Brice

Outside interests: Cooking, fishing and hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: St. Louis Cardinals

Favorite college team: Tennessee Volunteers

Pro athlete most admired: Matt Adams

Best athlete I ever played with: McKenzie Burge

Best athlete I ever competed against: Bald Eagle Area’s Taylor Parsons

Most influential person on my athletic career: My whole family

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning states in 2011

How I got my start in softball: “Everyone in my family plays softball, so I started when I was very young.”

Future goal: Be successful in everything in life