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Maxwell more than hoop star

Name: Kaitlyn Maxwell

School: Everett Area

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Maxwell had 25 points, seven steals and five assists in a win over Forbes Road and had 33 points and eight rebounds in a key win over Tussey Mountain.

Season update: Maxwell is averaging 24.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.8 steals and 5.0 assists per game.

Coach Keith Moyer’s quote: “Kaitlyn defines what it means to be the complete student-athlete. Her work ethic and mental toughness is second to none. She has a motor that doesn’t stop. Her willingness to accept coaching and her willingness to get better stands out among her peers. Is there a better all-around athlete in South Central PA? I am not sure there is.”

Favorite teacher: All of them

Favorite subject: Calculus

Favorite movie: “Play the Flute”

Favorite food: Smoked sausage from Everett Locker Plant

Favorite song: “Who Am I” by Casting Crowns

Outside interests: Soccer, track, piano, French horn, reading, growing my faith in God

Favorite professional team: Golden State Warriors

Favorite college team: Saint Francis

Pro athlete most admired: Stephen Curry

Best athlete I ever competed against: Bellwood-Antis’ Alli Campbell

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

Proudest athletic achievement: Advancing to PIAA Final Four last season

How I got my start in basketball: “I played in the driveway with my older brother, Nathaniel, and when sign-ups came in third grade, I wanted to play like him.”

Future goal: Play for God in every game left in my high school career

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