BC can count on Yahner

Name: Kate Yahner

School: Bishop Carroll Catholic

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Yahner scored in double figures in three BC victories — 11 in a 42-27 win over Somerset, 12 in a 47-42 upset of Forest Hills in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference semifinals and 13 in a 38-24 upset win over Penn Cambria in the LHAC championship.

Season update: Yahner averages 12.6 points, 4.0 steals and 4.5 rebounds per game for the Lady Huskies.

Coach Bob Gongloff’s quote: “Kate has improved tremendously over the last three years and has become a complete player. She is an amazing leader on and off the court, and the players all look up to her. She has an excellent work ethic and a positive attitude. It is truly and honor to be her coach.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Beyer

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Mamma Mia!”

Favorite food: Shrimp Alfredo

Favorite music: Country

Outside interests: Hunting, snowboarding, hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Pitt

Pro athlete most admired: James Conner

Best athlete I ever competed against: Bellwood-Antis’ Alli Campbell

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents (Rob and Mary)

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning districts and going far in the state playoffs

How I got my start in basketball: “My mom was a basketball player and my sister played, so I got into it that way.”

Future goal: Go to UPJ for engineering and get an engineering degree

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