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Potopa is ‘that kid’ for BG

Name: Dan Potopa

School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Baseball

Athlete of the week achievement: Potopa caught all seven innings and drove in the winning run — the only run — in a 1-0 victory over West Shamokin in the District 6 Class 2A baseball championship game.

Season update: Potopa is hitting .389 (21-for-54) with 19 RBIs for the 14-5 Marauders.

Coach Tom Williams’ quote: “Every good team has that one kid, and for our team, Danny’s that kid. He’s hands down our leader out there. He’s caught every pitch of every inning this year. I’m very fortunate in my first year of coaching to have coached Danny Potopa.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Sutton

Favorite subject: Biology

Favorite movie: “The Benchwarmers”

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite song: “Stay” by Post Malone

Outside interests: Hanging with friends, listening to music, playing sports

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Tim Tebow

Best athlete I ever competed against: Bishop Carroll’s Logan Gotshall

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 Class 2A championship my senior year in baseball

How I got my start in baseball: “I started at 4 years old in tee ball.”

Future goal: Go to Lebanon Valley College to play football and eventually graduate

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