Athlete of the Week: Kevin Lehner


Kevin Lehner pitching for the Golden Eagles

Name: Kevin Lehner

Sport: Baseball

Grade: 11


Kevin is off to a hot start this season, helping his team to a 5-0 start.  Kevin hit .615 the first week of the season. He has 8 RBIs and the game winning hit against Bellefonte.

Coach Kevin Soellner’s quote:

“Kevin is the hardest working young man I have seen. Not only at baseball but school and anything he decides to take on. He has been one of the key players on our team since his freshman year. He is a leader of our team by the example he shows the other guys. You always know you are going to get everything he can give that day. He is a blessing to our program.”

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

Kevin Lehner: “My parents signed me up when I was four.”

EE: What other sports do you play?

KL: None

EE: Favorite sports team?

KL: “Philadelphia Phillies”

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

KL: “Roberto Clemente”

EE: Favorite Food?

KL: “Wings”

EE: What is your favorite part of the sport you play?

KL: “Competing and having fun with my friends every day.”

EE: What is your greatest memory from this sport?

KL: “Being nominated as an Altoona Mirror All-Star last year.”

EE: What is your greatest motivation to succeed?

KL: “Live every day like it’s your last and give your maximum effort in everything you do.”

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

KL: “Stay humble, work hard, and believe in yourself.”

EE: What are your future goals?

KL: “Go to college, get a degree, and further my athletic career.”