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Leidig’s winning attitude noticed

Name: Emilie Leidig

School: Bellwood-Antis

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Leidig scored 22 points while connecting on four 3-pointers in Bellwood’s 83-54 victory over Redbank Valley in the PIAA Class 2A second round.

Season update: Leidig averages 13 points per game for the Lady Blue Devils, who are 26-2.

Coach Jim Swaney’s quote: “Emilie is a great kid and has been for the entire time she’s been with us from her freshman year to her senior year. I believe she is the most underrated player in Central Pennsylvania. I’ve said this before, but any winning team needs an Emilie Leidig. She’s a great shooter, very good defender and a kid who knows how to play the game of basketball and helps you win on every level.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Stinson

Favorite subject: Physics

Favorite movie: “The Blind Side”

Favorite food: Chick-fil-a

Favorite song: “Myron” by Lil Uzi Vert

Outside interests: Hanging with family and friends

Favorite professional team: Golden State Warriors

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Saquon Barkley

Best athlete I ever competed against: Juniata Valley’s Halee Smith

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad

Proudest athletic achievement: Being back-to-back state champions, holding a Bellwood 3-point record and scoring 1,000 points

How I got my start in basketball: Getting involved at the Northern Blair Rec Center in the first grade

Future goal: Hopefully being able to finish our season and winning another state championship. Also continuing my academic and athletic career at Mansfield University

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