Weakland helping Heights
Name: Kirsten Weakland
School: Cambria Heights
Athlete of the week achievement: Weakland was the MVP of the Cambria Heights Lady Highlanders Christmas Tournament. She scored 14 points in a first-round win over Johnstown and then scored 34 points in a 76-41 championship win over Purchase Line.
Season update: Weakland is averaging 16.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.9 steals and 3.3 assists while shooting 78 percent from the foul line.
Coach Amber Fees’ quote: “Kirsten is always pushing herself every day to become a better player. She is a leader on the floor — she plays with an aggressive fierce passion for the game. I am excited to watch her continue to grow as a player and a person.”
Favorite teacher: Mr. Bill Vescovi
Favorite subject: Western Civilization and Govt.
Favorite movie: “It”
Favorite food: Mashed potatoes and gravy
Favorite song: “Weekend” by Kane Brown
Outside interests: Swimming, shooting around, hanging out with my sisters and my friends, playing with my dogs
Favorite professional team: Golden State Warriors
Favorite college team: Oklahoma softball
Pro athlete most admired: Stephen Curry
Best athlete I ever competed against: My older sister Chloe
Most influential person on my athletic career: My mom, my gram, my sister
Proudest athletic achievement: Getting first place at the Kentucky Run for Roses Tournament with my CPA Dynamite team
How I got my start in basketball: “I saw my older sister shooting around and doing moves, and I thought it was cool, so I asked her to teach me what she was doing. It took off from there.”
Future goal: Play basketball in college while earning my degree to become an orthodontist