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Athletes of the Week: Dylan Thomas and Lexi Cannistraci

Each week we choose an Athlete of the Week from nominations made by the head coaches. This week we choose two deserving award winners.

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Name: Dylan Thomas

Sport:  Basketball 

Grade: 11th

Accomplishments: 

Dylan scored 28 pts. in a big road victory  at Central.

Coach George Gripp’s Quote:   

“Dylan’s hot shooting in the second quarter at Central helped us get out of a big hole and secure a much needed road win”

Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved in this sport? 

Dylan Thomas: “My parents signed me up when I popped out of the womb.”

EE: What other sport(s) do you play?

DT: “Track and professional checker player” #KingMe

EE: Favorite professional sports team?

DT: New York Knicks

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

DT: Carmelo Anthony 

EE: Who is your hero? Why?

DT: “My parents because they’re the most influential people in my life.”

EE: Favorite band/musician?

DT: Grayson Putt’s piano skills

EE: Favorite movie?

DT: Doctor Strangelove

EE: Favorite food?

DT: Mashed potatoes 

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

DT: “Get chicks or die trying”

EE: What are your future goals?

DT: “Attend PSU for nursing and take my medical talents to get my master in nurse practitioner.”

 


 

Name: Lexi Cannistraci

Sport:  Basketball 

Grade: 12th

Accomplishments: 

Lexi has averaged a double-double in her first three games including a 24 point game against Claysburg.

Coach Luke Rhoades Quote:  

“Alexis is a hard worker who is off to solid start.  She is vital to our team’s success.”

Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved in this sport? 

 Lexi Cannistraci: “I’ve been playing basketball since I was about 5 or 6”

EE: What other sport(s) do you play?

LC: Volleyball and track

EE: Favorite professional sports team?

LC: New York Knicks

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

LC: Carmelo Anthony

EE: Who is your hero? Why?

 LC: “My mom because she taught me in basketball, school, and life.”

EE: Favorite band/musician?

LC: None

EE: Favorite movie?

LC: The Parent Trap

EE: Favorite food?

LC: Steak and mashed potatoes 

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

LC: “Play every game like it’s your last but also don’t stress about games just go out there and have fun.”

EE: What are your future goals?

LC: Go to college and play basketball 

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