Name: Kate Burge
Athlete of the week achievement: Burge led P-O to a 5-0 week, including victories over Bald Eagle Area, Bellefonte, Huntingdon, Altoona and Mifflin County. She went 4-0 as a pitcher, giving up just 12 hits and one run and striking out 16. She also hit two home runs and drove in 11 runs.
Season update: Burge is 12-0 for the 15-1 Lady Mounties. She also is hitting .245 with two homers and 15 RBIs.
Coach Jim Gonder's quote: "obviously, she had a great week for us with a lot of key wins for us as a pitcher. She works real hard in practice, and her bat has gotten hot the last couple of weeks, which has helped us tremendously. She is just a good kid to work with.''
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Levonick
Favorite subject: Chemistry
Favorite movie: "Pitch Perfect''
Favorite food: Fettucine Alfredo
Favorite song: "I Drive Your Truck'' by Lee Brice
Outside interests: Cooking, fishing and hanging out with friends
Favorite professional team: St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite college team: Tennessee Volunteers
Pro athlete most admired: Matt Adams
Best athlete I ever played with: McKenzie Burge
Best athlete I ever competed against: Bald Eagle Area's Taylor Parsons
Most influential person on my athletic career: My whole family
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning states in 2011
How I got my start in softball: "Everyone in my family plays softball, so I started when I was very young.''
Future goal: Be successful in everything in life