Female Athlete of the Week: Stessney ‘points’ BG onward

Name: Devin Stessney

School: Bishop Guilfoyle

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Stessney scored 17 points in the Lady Marauders’ victory over Clarion in the PIAA Class A quarterfinals. She also scored 12 points in a win over Serra Catholic in the second round of the playoffs.

Season update: Stessney is averaging nearly nine points per game for the 27-2 Lady Marauders, who play Vicentian Academy in the state semifinals tonight.

Coach Mark Moschella’s quote: “It was a great week for Devin. She had a great game against Serra Catholic, both offensively and defensively, then just carried that momentum into playing a great game against Clarion.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Rhone

Favorite subject: Environmental Science

Favorite movie: “Pitch Perfect”

Favorite food: Mike’s Court’s roast beef

Favorite song: “No Diggity” by Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre

Outside interests: Hanging out with friends, exercising

Favorite professional team: Boston Celtics

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Kevin Durant

Best athlete I ever played with: Halee Adams and Macey Hollenshead

Best athlete I ever competed against: Altoona’s Darby Lee

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, Stefan and Shelley, and my coaches

Proudest athletic achievement: “Going to states twice and winning four District 6 championships.”

How I got my start in basketball: “My dad was my coach in second grade in Park and Rec.”

Future goal: “To go to college and become a speech pathologist and live a happy life.”