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Relentless Lucas shines for P-O

Name: Maddie Lucas

School: Philipsburg-Osceola

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Softball

Athlete of the week achievement: Lucas went 2-for-4 and scored a run in a 5-2 win over DuBois and went 2-for-3 with four RBIs and scored a run in a 10-0 win over Central.

Season update: Lucas has helped Philipsburg-Osceola jump out to a 7-0 start this season.

Coach Jim Gonder’s quote: “Madison injured her knee during soccer. I was not sure if she would be able to play softball this season, but she was very determined to play her senior season. Being relentless is one reason she is so successful.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Albright and Mrs. Simcox

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “The Miracle Season”

Favorite food: Chicken

Favorite song: “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X

Outside interests: Traveling around the world

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most inspired: Saquon Barkley

Best athlete I’ve ever competed against: Bellefonte’s Lexi Rogers

Most influential person on my athletic career: Mom and dad

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the 2018 PIAA Class 3A state title in softball

How I got started in softball: “I started playing in third grade, and ever since then I fell in love with the game.”

Future goal: Continue to bleed blue and white at Penn State while earning a nursing degree

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