Martin helping Everett

Name: Jacie Martin

School: Everett

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Softball

Athlete of the week achievement: Martin fired a no-hitter against Southern Huntingdon and struck out 10 while allowing just one run in a victory over Forbes Road.

Season update: Martin is 3-0 with 29 strikeouts and has a 0.00 ERA.

Coach Jackie Levy’s quote: “She has been working really hard all summer and fall. She had a great week as far as placing her pitches and keeping her composure. The coaching staff is really proud of her. My hope is that she continues this hard for the rest of the season.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Hinish

Favorite subject: English

Favorite movie: “A League of Their Own”

Favorite food: Grilled cheese

Favorite song: “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy

Outside interests: To travel and to be outdoors

Favorite professional team:

Altoona Curve

Favorite college team: Lehigh or Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Jennie Finch

Best athlete I ever competed against: Central’s Olivia Smith

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, Jerry and Marie

Proudest athletic achievement: “In youth softball, when I was 10 or 12, I got an MVP plaque. It was the first time I ever got one.”

How I got my start in softball: “My mom signed me up when I was 5 years old, and I’ve been doing it ever since.”

Future goal: “I’d like to be a starting pitcher on my preferred college’s softball team.”