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Glendale star has right attitude

Name: Alaney Vereshack

School: Glendale

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Softball

Athlete of the week achievement: Vereshack drove in two runs in an 8-7 win over Williamsburg, hit a home run and double and drove in four runs in a 13-3 win over Curwensville and collected three hits and two RBIs in a 4-3 victory over Claysburg-Kimmel.

Season update: Vereshack is hitting .444 with 24 hits, two homers and 23 RBIs. Her on-base percentage is .531 and slugging is .667. Glendale is 15-2.

Coach Philip Barroner’s quote: “Her attitude toward teammates and pure joy of playing are noticed by others. Her work ethic is shown by the fact that in three years I don’t think she has missed an open gym or practice, and while there, she works just as hard on her game as anyone. Lastly, her willingness to improve is shown not only in her practice habits but by the way she continually asks questions day in and day out to clarify even the smallest of details for her and her team’s sake.”

Favorite teacher: Miss Kallas

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Happy Gilmore”

Favorite food: Quesadillas from the Croatian Club (MT)

Favorite song: “Wonderwall” by Oasis

Outside interests: Volunteering for local benefits

Favorite professional team: Pirates

Favorite college team: South Carolina Gamecocks

Pro athlete most admired: Francisco Cervelli

Best athlete I ever competed against: Williamsburg’s Elizabeth Frederick

Most influential person on my athletic career: Phil Barroner and my parents

Proudest athletic achievement: Glendale softball winning the District 6 title

How I got my start in softball: Irvona Rec Authority

Future goal: Win another District 6 title, compete in the PIAA state playoffs

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