Male Athlete of Week: Slagenweit a very steady leader

Name: Zach Slagenweit

School: Central

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Slagenweit scored 52 points as the Scarlet Dragons posted wins over Tyrone, Northern Bedford and Williamsburg and was named the MVP of the Blue Pirate Boosters Tournament.

Season update: Slagenweit is averaging 12.0 points and almost 5 rebounds and 5 assists. He is shooting 78 percent at the foul line and 47 percent from the field.

Coach Reggie Nevins’ quote: “Zach had to shake off the rust. He played football this year for the first time. But he’s awfully steady, a real leader on the court and a fantastic shooter. He showed that in all the games last week.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Benton

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “Moneyball”

Favorite food: French fries

Favorite song: “TKO” by Justin Timberlake

Outside interests: Hanging out with friends, playing baseball

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Penguins

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Starling Marte

Best athlete I ever played with: Austin Cunningham

Best athlete I ever competed against: Clearfield’s Christian Lezzer

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad, Eric

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 Class AA football championship

How I got my start in basketball: Playing biddy basketball at the Garver YMCA in second grade

Future goal: Winning district championships in basketball and baseball