John Clark

Name: John Clark

School: Tussey Mountain

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Tennis

Athlete of the week achievement: Clark teamed with Iacapo Ricci to win the District 5 Class AA doubles championship and also won in No. 2 singles in helping the Titans claim the District 5 team title with a 3-2 win over Somerset.

Season update: Clark is 11-2 as a No. 2 singles player. The Titans are 11-2 and play in the PIAA first round today.

Coach Paul Brumbaugh’s quote: “He’s been a solid player for us. He has a really strong, consistent serve and a nice forehand. He is aggressive – he does a good job of getting to the net and putting shots away.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Blanchetti

Favorite subject: Chemistry

Favorite movie: “Shooter”

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite song: “Don’t Know” by Kevin Gates

Outside interests: Skiing, four-wheel riding

Favorite professional team: Eagles and Penguins

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: DeSean Jackson

Best athlete I ever had as a teammate: Darrin Sipes

Best athlete I ever competed against: Bedford’s Jack Bittner

Most influential person on my athletic career: Mr. Blanchetti

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 5 football championship

How I got my start in tennis: “Neal Smith and Aaron Duvall asked me to play. They were having a rebuilding season when I was in 10th grade, and I decided to give it a shot.”

Future goal: “I would like to compete at a high level in skiing.”