Athlete of Week: Metzger unselfish leader on court

Name: Kylie Metzger

School: Central

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Metzger scored 22 points and had nine rebounds and three steals in a 45-37 win over Huntingdon and had 19 points in 19 minutes in a 71-24 victory over Philipsburg-Osceola.

Season update: Metzger averages 14.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 1.4 steals per game for the 14-4 Lady Dragons.

Coach Rob Mock’s quote: “Kylie is a great young lady on and off the court who is extremely easy to coach. She has really responded to the challenge of being a leader on the court this year. Kylie is one of the most unselfish post players I have ever been around, and her ability to play with her back to the basket but also find our shooting guards, has made us a much better team.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Logan

Favorite subject: English

Favorite movie: “The Longest Ride”

Favorite food: Mac and cheese

Favorite song: “Breakeven” by The Script

Outside interests: Hanging with friends and shopping

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Lock Haven

Pro athlete most admired: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Best athlete I competed against: Altoona’s Caranda Perea

Most influential person on my athletic career: Rob Mock

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the Mountain League my sophomore year

How I got my start in basketball: “Someone suggested I give basketball a try instead of cheerleading.”

Future goal: Win districts


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