Star Female Athlete of the Week | Savannah Smorto | Sports


Name: Savannah Smorto

School: Bishop Carroll Catholic

Age: 17 years old

12th grade

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

Jake Oswalt is an editor for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter @TheWizOfOz11.


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