Athlete of week: Ball ‘explodes’ off bat of Central’s Feathers

Name: Cam Feathers

School: Central

Age: 16

Grade: Sophomore

Sport: Softball

Athlete of the week achievement: Feathers went 10-for-15 with six home runs, two doubles and 14 RBIs in Central’s 6-0 week. The Lady Dragons beat Tyrone twice, Altoona, Huntingdon, Bald Eagle Area and Penn Cambria.

Season update: Feathers is hitting .526 with nine homers and three doubles for the 10-4 Lady Dragons.

Coach Dale Walters’ quote: “Cam works so hard and constantly wants to get better every day. The ball explodes off of her bat like nothing I’ve seen before. With her great attitude, willingness and desire to keep learning, the sky is the limit for her.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Snyder

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Sweet Home Alabama”

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite music: Country

Outside interests: Hunting, lifting

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Lauren Chamberlain

Best athlete I ever competed against: Everett’s Brooke Colledge

Most influential person on my athletic career: Coach Dave Brisbin

Proudest athletic achievement: “I played in a (college showcase) tournament in south Florida last September and hit two out-of-the-park home runs.”

How I got my start in softball: “My dad (Darin) started me on it when I was 10.”

Future goal: “I’d like to help my team win a state title this year.”

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