P-O’s Lucas on hitting tear

Mirror Athlete of the Week

Name: Maddie Lucas

School: Philipsburg-Osceola

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Softball

Athlete of the week achievement: Lucas went 9-for-13 with five home runs, one double and 11 RBIs in four victories — 16-4 over Bellefonte, 6-5 over Central, 16-1 over Hollidaysburg and 14-1 over Altoona. She homered in all four games.

Season update: Lucas is hitting .396 (19-for-48) with eight homers and 21 RBIs for the Lady Mounties.

Coach Jim Gonder’s quote: “Madison works really hard at becoming a good hitter. She’s got a lot of power and has boosted it this year. We have her hitting at our No. 3 spot, and she’s done a great job for us.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Albright

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “The Miracle Season”

Favorite food: Chicken

Favorite song: “Ball For Me” by Post Malone featuring Nicki Minaj

Outside interests: Spending time with family and friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Saquon Barkley

Best athlete I ever competed against: Central’s Olivia Smith

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents (Bill and Kim)

Proudest athletic achievement: Making all-state last year

How I got my start in softball: “I started playing in my backyard with my parents, and I had a passion for it.”

Future goal: To play softball at Penn State University and obtain a degree in nursing