Lili Benzel

Name: Lili Benzel

School: Bishop Guilfoyle

Age: 15

Grade: Freshman

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Benzel scored 17 points in a win over Central Cambria, 24 points in a victory over Westmont Hilltop and 21 points in a win over Bedford.

Season update: Benzel is one of the leading scorers for the 12-2 Lady Marauders.

Coach Mark Moschella’s quote: “She’s just gotten off to a great first half of the season. She’s been working hard every day at practice to be a complete player at both ends of the floor. Even though she’s been good offensively, she’s working hard on the defensive part of her game.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Long

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Frozen”

Favorite food: Pennystick pretzels

Favorite song: “23” by Mike Will Made It featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J

Outside interests: Spending time with my family and friends

Favorite professional team: Miami Heat

Favorite college team: Baylor

Pro athlete most admired: Michael Jordan

Best athlete I ever played with: All of my teammates on the Lady Marauder basketball team

Best athlete I ever competed against: Hollidaysburg’s Courteney Storm

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad [Shaun]

Proudest athletic achievement: Becoming part of the Lady Marauder varsity team

How I got my start in basketball: “Playing with my elementary school basketball team.”

Future goal: “Win a state championship with my team.”