Claysburg-Kimmel coach loves Morgan’s versatility

Name: Keyara Morgan

School: Claysburg-Kimmel

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Softball

Athlete of the week achievement: Morgan went 5-for-12 and knocked in seven runs in Claysburg-Kimmel’s three victories — 10-3 over Moshannon Valley, 11-10 over Bellwood-Antis and 11-1 over Tyrone. She also reached the 100 career hit milestone in the win over Bellwood.

Season update: Morgan is batting .526 with 10 doubles, one triple, 23 RBIs and 18 runs scored for the 12-6 Lady Bulldogs.

Coach Mike Barbarini’s quote: “She’s been a four-year starter for us and is just a solid player all-around. She played second base one year for us and third base the other three. She’s been leading by example this year and is one of our team captains.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Caracciolo

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “42”

Favorite food: Chicken

Favorite artist: Thomas Rhett

Outside interests: Playing volleyball, coaching Little League softball, hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Josh Harrison

Best athlete I ever competed against: The late Mikayla Focht of Hollidaysburg

Most influential person on my athletic career: My mother (Jessica Bush)

Proudest athletic achievement: Getting 100 career hits and placing second in the state in the PIAA playoffs in 2014

How I got my start in softball: “Whenever I was 4, I started playing T-ball.”

Future goal: “I want to become a nurse, have a family and be a great mother.”