Martinazzi important to BC

Name: Alyssa Martinazzi

School: Bishop Carroll

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Martinazzi scored 25 points in a 59-47 victory over previously unbeaten and state-ranked Blairsville and added 26 points in a 62-43 win over Central Cambria.

Season update: Martinazzi is averaging 18 points, six rebounds and three assists per game.

Coach Bob Gongloff’s quote: “She had a phenomenal couple games, and her defense was great. We ask a lot of her and she always responds. She’s meant a lot to our program and has brought us up to another level. I just can’t wait to see what she’s doing by the time district playoffs start.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Alex

Favorite subject: Chemistry

Favorite movie: “The Blind Side”

Favorite food: Fettuccine Alfredo

Favorite song: “Love” by Kendrick Lamar

Outside interests: Lifting, track and hanging out with family and friends

Favorite professional team: Steelers

Favorite college team: Duke

Pro athlete most admired: Steph Curry

Best athlete I ever competed against: Bishop McCort graduate Haley Thomas

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, Dan and Dana, and my brother, Brandon

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning districts two years in a row, making it to the final four in states and being named all-state in both my sophomore and junior year. Also, winning districts in the long jump and the 100- and 200-meter dash in track.

How I got my start in basketball: In first grade, I started playing because I looked up to my brother.

Future goal: “I want to win districts and a state title and go to college and pursue a career in the medical field.”