Name: Rachel Potopa
School: Bishop Guilfoyle
Athlete of the week achievement: Potopa was named MVP of the Bishop Guilfoyle tournament in leading the Lady Marauders to the team title. She also recorded 172 assists during the week, which included victories over Central Cambria, Forest Hills and state-ranked Bishop Carroll.
Season update: Potopa has recorded 576 assists this season and added 115 service points in helping Bishop Guilfoyle to a 13-3 record and a No. 5 state ranking in the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association poll.
Coach Bob Kasun's quote: "Rachel's setting ability and leadership have been keys to our successful season. Rachel's a first-year setter, but she sets with the knowledge and ability of a veteran setter. Rachel has a strong competitive drive and work ethic, and a great team-first attitude."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Sutton
Favorite subject: Religion
Favorite movie: "Elf"
Favorite food: Chocolate
Favorite song: Anything by Taylor Swift
Outside interests: Softball, hanging out with family and friends
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Hines Ward
Best athlete I ever played with: Alyssa Luther
Best athlete I ever competed against: Bishop Carroll's Dani Link
Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents and Coach Kasun
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 title last year and making it to the semifinals at states
How I got my start in volleyball: My parents had me start playing in fourth grade
Future goal: To go to college and play volleyball