Patterson spiking BG opponents

Charles Patterson

Name: Charles Patterson

School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Volleyball

Athlete of the week achievement: Patterson collected 29 kills, 20 service points, including five aces, and 13 digs in BG’s victories over West Shamokin and Fort LeBoeuf.

Season update: BG is 2-0

Coach Brandin McDonough’s quote: “As a three-sport athlete and a four-year starter, Charles is extremely coachable and possesses strong leadership tendencies. Because he joins our team having come straight from basketball season, his volleyball skills aren’t always polished for the first month of season. But he knows how to be effective and efficient and makes his teammates better. I can’t wait to see how high-performing he’ll be a month from now.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Sutton

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “The Shawshank Redemption”

Favorite food: Gnocchi

Favorite song: “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd

Outside interests: Playing football and basketball, hunting, hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Pitt

Pro athlete most admired: LeBron James

Best athlete I ever competed against: Northeastern’s Reese Devilbiss

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents (Randy and Annette)

Proudest athletic achievement: Being named all-state in volleyball

How I got my start in volleyball: “Seventh grade, I heard about it and went out for the team.”

Future goal: Go to med school and become a physician