TL Athletes of the Week: Pittston’s Ellie Bartoli, Seminary’s Matt Bean

Times Leader | February 13th, 2017 11:00 am

ELLIE BARTOLI

School: Pittston Area

Year: Senior

Sport, position: Basketball, guard

Family: Frank, dad; Eileen, mom; Abby, sister; Brian, brother

Last week: In her first official high school basketball game, Bartoli scored 10 points in the Patriots’ 67-33 win over Coughlin last Monday.

What she says: “It feels pretty amazing. … It was wonderful (getting the support from teammates).”

Coach says: “Ellie is amazing. She challenges all of us at practice to shooting contests and she was so excited to go in. Once she got in, I knew she would start hitting her shots because she is a really good shooter.” — Kathy Healey, Pittston head basketball coach.

Cake or cookies: Cookies

Favorite color: Green

Oreos or Chips Ahoy: Chips Ahoy

Favorite sports team: New England Patriots

Favorite TV show: “Jessie”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Vincelli, English

Superman or Batman: Superman

Trapped on a deserted island one thing you would bring: iPad

Favorite subject in school: English

Favorite food: Peanut Butter

Favorite ice cream: Chocolate

Favorite Athletes: Kirsten Durling; Taryn Ashby

What do you put on your pizza: Bacon

Favorite season: Summer

Favorite book: “The Descendants”

A place you’d like to visit: Paris

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Telekinesis

Future goals: To be a photographer

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MATT BEAN

School: Wyoming Seminary

Year: Senior

Sport, position: swimming

Family: Mike, dad; Julie, mom; Emma, sister

Last week: Won the 100 back and was part of the 200-yard medley with Marcos Rico, Garrett Pall and Stanley Zaneski in Wyoming Seminary’s 96-74 win over the Wyoming Valley West. It was the Blue Knights’ first WVC boys swimming title in 14 years. Bean was also part of the first-place 400 relay team with Zaneski, Rico and Yonah Wasik. Bean won the 100 back at the Ray Wills Invitational on Feb. 4.

What he says: “It was great to see the team come together and do amazing things. We were confident (heading into the meet against Valley West), we beat them back at Ray Wills. We wanted to have a repeat of that. We wanted everyone to come out and do their jobs.”

Coach says: “Matt has been one of our captains for two years now. He’s a team player who will do whatever is needed by the team and it was great to see him break through at Ray Wills and again during the Valley West dual meet to get best times leading into districts.”

Cake or pie: Cake

Oreos or Chips Ahoy: Oreos

Favorite song right now: “Closer” The Chainsmokers

Favorite sports team: New England Patriots

One thing people would be surprised to know about you: I’m a big photographer

Favorite TV show: “House of Cards”

Is a hotdog a sandwich?: No

Favorite memory from the season: The first time our medley relay team broke the school record (First scrimmage held in York)

Favorite subject in school: Russian

Kanye West, yes or no: No

Favorite ice cream: Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked

Favorite Athlete: Tom Brady

What do you put on your pizza: BBQ sauce and chicken

A place you’d like to visit: British Columbia, Canada

What are you binge watching on Netflix: “House of Cards”

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? To hold my breath forever

Future goals: Success in college and beyond and to keep swimming a part of my life

Pirates or Ninjas: Ninjas

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