Name: Savannah Smorto
School: Bishop Carroll Catholic
Age: 17 years old
Sports: Basketball and soccer
Parents: Erika Ritchey-Nagle and Arnold Smorto, of Northern Cambria
Athletic Accomplishments: In basketball, two-time District 6 Champion, 2019 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Champion, Williamsburg Tournament MVP, three-time team captain, four-year letter winner; in football, twice winning a letter.
Coach Quote: “Savannah is a great basketball player and leader. She has a great work ethic and loves basketball. She can certainly score, but her impact on both sides of the ball has helped us to succeed. She’s a great girl and a wonderful kid to train. – Chris DeGol, Bishop Carroll Catholic women’s basketball coach
Favorite subject: English
Favorite movie: Charlie Brown series
Favorite book or video game: “Clash of Clans”
Favorite food: Sushi or Chick-fil-A
Favorite teacher (and what he teaches): Ms. Carlisle, Advanced Biology and Anatomy
Favorite song: “Feathered Indians” by Tyler Childers
Outside interests: spending time with family and friends, fishing, watching “Criminal Minds” and listening to music
If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why? : I would be a dog so I could communicate with my people and hang out with them all day.
Favorite Sports Team: Golden State Warriors
Most Admired Athletes: All my teammates
Most influential person on my sports career: My parents and my brother
The most impressive athlete you have faced: McKenna Hayward, Central Cambria graduate
Most Proud Sporting Achievement: Winning the District 6 basketball title my freshman year on my birthday and being the top scorer.
How I Started: I started basketball in fourth grade at St. Nicholas Catholic School and played for many leagues and organizations until I started my high school career.
Future Goal: Win a District 6 title, win the LHAC, make a long run in the basketball playoffs, and reach my 1,000th career point.
Jake Oswalt is an editor for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter @TheWizOfOz11.